Located in the east of St Estephe, north of Marbuzet, Château Montrose boasts of the Medoc’s best vineyard sites and is often considered to be the most reliable and longest-lived wines in the region.
A classic St Estephe, very deep and chewy with dark fruits and earthy notes. Austere with a big structure and a dry finish. A top class Château.
This is considered to be among the greatest vintages ever made in Montrose, right up with the 1929, 1945, 1947, 1959, 1961, 1989, 1990 and 2009. Harvest was October 15 to 17. The wine has really come on since I last tasted it, and it needs at least another 10 years of cellaring. The blend was 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine is opaque black/blue, with an incredible nose of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, with hints of incense, licorice, and acacia flowers. Tannins are incredibly sweet and very present. The wine is full-bodied, even massive, with great purity, depth and a finish that goes on close to a minute. This is a 50- to 75-year-old wine that will repay handsomely those with good aging genes.- 100 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate