(2008 Vintage) Dense, profound, purple color. Full and powerful wine: There exists a good balance between the smoothness of an aromatically fruity wine and the clean tannic texture, giving thus length and silkiness to this long ageing wine. The finish is of grand precision, with an exceptional softness.
Blend: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Wine Spectator(2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2008
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
Robert Parker(2000 Vintage) "The 2000 Montrose is a fine effort.. Gigantically sized, its saturated inky purple color is followed by a huge nose of crushed blackberries, creme de cassis, vanilla, hickory smoke, and minerals. Extremely full-bodied, powerful, dense, and chewy, this unreal Montrose should last for 30+ years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2040."
Wine Spectator(1921 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/06
Wine Spectator(1993 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/96