Château Montrose

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2012 Montrose has a taut and focused bouquet with crisp blackberry, tobacco and light earthy scents on the nose. Fine vigour and class evident here. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins on the entry, fine acidity, lightly spiced with a nicely proportioned and focused finish. This is a solid, almost swarthy Montrose, though it is surpassed by more recent vintages. Tasted twice at Bordeaux Index's Ten Year-On tasting and blind at the Southwold Ten-Year On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2022)
— 3 days ago

Colgin

IX Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

2010 blind wine tasting! Colgin, Continuum, Insignia, Montrose, Pape Clement, Smith Lafite. As expected I preferred the Bordeaux’s! — a year ago

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Nice tasting lineup!
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Quite a lineup!
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Love the decanters!

Château Tronquoy-Lalande

Cru Bourgeois St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Cassis, tobacco, pencil, powdery and spicy, dash of mint and oak. Wonderful entry level St. Estephe. Good QPR..
A point.
The owners of Montrose bought this estate in 2006, which seems like a clever move to me.
— 2 years ago

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Château Montrose

La Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

See the review from @Ron R ...he pretty much nailed it 😂 — 20 hours ago

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Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

I was very interested in trying this bottle for myself, as I know I’d seen a little Insta-negativity surrounding it 😅. There’s complex aromatics of cassis, savory herbs, tobacco, truffle, graphite and mint. Initially it’s heavily herbaceous and driven by its aged secondary character, probably more so than to my liking.

But, it really turns a corner and picks up weight and fruit expression after about an hour or so in the decanter. At this time it shows an open and seductive profile with a velvety texture and a balanced expression of fruit and tertiary character which lead to a very persistent finish. Overall I enjoyed this bottle, as my expectations were in check, although it doesn’t compare to Montrose in this vintage which is utterly superb.
— 9 months ago

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Château Phélan Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Another generous gift for my Cabernet tasting matching the theme of 2009. I have not tasted this producer before mainly trying Cos and Montrose from Saint Estephe previously. It was more full bodied and silky than expected reflecting the vintage. Black and red fruits. A little lost for words after the Lafite to be honest. Most enjoyable however. — 2 years ago

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Château Montrose

Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Montrose is always good. — 9 months ago

Domaine Montrose

Rosé Vin de Pays de l'Hérault 2020

Rose at dinner with my daughter, this pairs amazingly well with both light game meats such as rabbit and vegetarian dishes like my seaweed gnocchi. Bright notes of summer fruits and dry for my pallet. Wonderful. — a year ago

Château Larcis Ducasse

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

David T
9.1

The second Bordeaux to pair with our Allen Brothers steak trio. Thought we’d do a Right Bank & Left Bank. For me, having a Right Bank after a Left Bank is the better order to have them. Merlot based Bordeaux is always a little softer. Drinks better after you’ve finished your steak. Not as food dependent.

2007 is not known as a remarkable Bordeaux vintage. However IMHO, the ones I’ve had for the most part have developed better in bottle over time than the release reviews. I would also say that about 1997 & 1999.

On mouth entry, the fruits starts like Napa Cabernet for 4-5 seconds before yielding to; tobacco, cedar, stones & forest floor. Quite a good follow to the La Dame de Montrose.

Had dinner at the Château during En Primeur in 2014.

Photos of; hillside shot of Larcis Ducasse, concrete tanks, very old stone entrance and beautiful harvested Merlot.
— 2 years ago

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