2018 Château Montrose, 2ème Grand Cru Classé Saint-Estèphe is now released.
This is released bang on the market price of 2016 – a superb vintage for the Chateau. Why buy the 2018 then? St. Estephe. It can’t be reiterated enough: St. Estephe is awesome in 2018 and Ch. Montrose is one of its most famous properties. If this en primeur campaign has told us one thing, it’s that the Chateaux focussed on building their brands are not going to budge on price. In the years to come, these will be the standard prices for these properties in their top years and make no mistake, this is a great year for Ch. Montrose. For followers of Ch. Montrose, this is a worthy addition. For those with a view on investment, it is advisable to look at previous years such as 2005
Offered for sale ‘En Primeur’ under bond. Price shown is per case (6x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales.
The top wine of the estate as well as one of the wines of the vintage, the 2018 Château Montrose is 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc brought up in 60% new French oak. Crème de cassis, smoky oak, graphite, and violet notes all emerge from this magical Montrose that has thrilling purity, building, layered tannins, integrated acidity, and a blockbuster finish. Deep, concentrated, and built for the long-haul, yet with the sexiness of the vintage, it’s in the same league as the 2016 and will be drinkable in just 4-5 years and keep for 40+.- 98 pts Jeb Dunnuck