Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.450 ratings
9.513 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
David Kline

Warm nose of straw and rich loam, gunpowder tea, cumin, espresso grounds, ripe black cherry, toasted coffee rye, and pipe tobacco. Silky tannins stretched tight across baked black currant, bakers chocolate, cardamom, generous graphite dusted, dark toasted black rye, burnt ends, grilled date.



#montrose #chateaumontrose #saintestèphe #secondgrowth #secondgrandcruclassé #1855 #grandcru #grandvin #grandvindebordeaux #deuxièmecrus

Warm nose of straw and rich loam, gunpowder tea, cumin, espresso grounds, ripe black cherry, toasted coffee rye, and pipe tobacco. Silky tannins stretched tight across baked black currant, bakers chocolate, cardamom, generous graphite dusted, dark toasted black rye, burnt ends, grilled date.



#montrose #chateaumontrose #saintestèphe #secondgrowth #secondgrandcruclassé #1855 #grandcru #grandvin #grandvindebordeaux #deuxièmecrus

Dec 19th, 2021
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9.9

The 2010 Montrose boasts a killer bouquet with beautifully delineated black fruit laced with cedar and tobacco. With time its sous-bois scents become more prominent. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a little grainy in texture with fine acidity. This is a masculine and broody Saint-Estèphe that will need another decade in bottle to shave its edges. But what immense structure and density. Fantastic. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the BI Wines & Spirits 10-Year On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)

The 2010 Montrose boasts a killer bouquet with beautifully delineated black fruit laced with cedar and tobacco. With time its sous-bois scents become more prominent. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a little grainy in texture with fine acidity. This is a masculine and broody Saint-Estèphe that will need another decade in bottle to shave its edges. But what immense structure and density. Fantastic. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the BI Wines & Spirits 10-Year On tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)

1 person found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2020
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.3

Big dense dynamic wine. Built to last.

Big dense dynamic wine. Built to last.

Feb 16th, 2016
Micah Pope

Tannin structure is very nice will drink great in the next 20-40 years.

Tannin structure is very nice will drink great in the next 20-40 years.

May 23rd, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

Wine of the year for me in 2014 so far! Fantastic balance, superb concentration, long and elegant on the finish.

Wine of the year for me in 2014 so far! Fantastic balance, superb concentration, long and elegant on the finish.

Mar 16th, 2014
Tomo F
9.8

Year when we bought our home and moved to NJ. Opening now as we just left NJ for TX. Still young and required a bit of time to open up. Dark berries, tobacco, pencil, wet leaves, plum. Long finish.

Year when we bought our home and moved to NJ. Opening now as we just left NJ for TX. Still young and required a bit of time to open up. Dark berries, tobacco, pencil, wet leaves, plum. Long finish.

Jul 14th, 2021
Gabby

Bordeaux - coffee/ chocolate, spice, oak, mid tannins. Had at Sook Mun’s place but I feel I was already drunk. Had with really good Wagyu and American steak

Bordeaux - coffee/ chocolate, spice, oak, mid tannins. Had at Sook Mun’s place but I feel I was already drunk. Had with really good Wagyu and American steak

Jun 6th, 2021
Timothy Lynch

Given the wine’s highly rated professional scores I was expecting a tad more complexity and stuffing from this significant Second Growth. (Would love to be around when this Montrose really begins to sing. Sadly I won’t.)

Given the wine’s highly rated professional scores I was expecting a tad more complexity and stuffing from this significant Second Growth. (Would love to be around when this Montrose really begins to sing. Sadly I won’t.)

Dec 23rd, 2019
Stanislav Lobanov

17.5/20 (94/100) Насыщенный аромат с нотами спелых ягод черники и чёрной смородины, тонами графита, ментола, кедра и шоколада. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, мягкими и обволакивающими танинами. Спелые чёрные ягоды, ментол, шоколад и ваниль во вкусе. В принципе, 2010 уже сейчас можно с удовольствием пить, но вино явно имеет потенциал. #dfwe2018

17.5/20 (94/100) Насыщенный аромат с нотами спелых ягод черники и чёрной смородины, тонами графита, ментола, кедра и шоколада. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, мягкими и обволакивающими танинами. Спелые чёрные ягоды, ментол, шоколад и ваниль во вкусе. В принципе, 2010 уже сейчас можно с удовольствием пить, но вино явно имеет потенциал. #dfwe2018

Dec 23rd, 2018
David Valenti

Aromas of chocolate, jam and mocha. Full-bodied. Molten and sharp tannins. Large panel of tastes. Beautiful and very expressive.

Aromas of chocolate, jam and mocha. Full-bodied. Molten and sharp tannins. Large panel of tastes. Beautiful and very expressive.

Nov 20th, 2017