Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.369 ratings
9.315 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Henrik Poulsen

I had high hopes for many Left Bank 1995’s but I think 1996 is actually shaping up to be a stronger vintage for Medoc.

I had high hopes for many Left Bank 1995’s but I think 1996 is actually shaping up to be a stronger vintage for Medoc.

Mar 27th, 2019
George Chen

95 seems shy...didn't show up to this dinner.

95 seems shy...didn't show up to this dinner.

Jan 20th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

Big and granular. Rustic me rich in flavor. Classic Montrose

Big and granular. Rustic me rich in flavor. Classic Montrose

Apr 5th, 2016
Mike Martin   @TheWineShepherd

Wine Buyer Vintry Fine Wines

9.4

Power, elegance, earth, old-school.. #Classic

Power, elegance, earth, old-school.. #Classic

May 20th, 2015
Jens Hoogstad

92/100

92/100

Jul 14th, 2014
Charles Schneider

Crown jewel of the St. Estephe, and drinking marvelously!

Crown jewel of the St. Estephe, and drinking marvelously!

Apr 23rd, 2013
Benjamin Silver

A tad tired, but still alive. Would have enjoyed more five years ago.

A tad tired, but still alive. Would have enjoyed more five years ago.

Nov 23rd, 2017
Alexandre Pagliano

As said elsewhere here we love Chateau Montrose. This 95 is less good than the 96 and its been consistent in the last decade or so. Has a dollop more acidity and a dollop less fruit. Drinking really well now but I wonder if its going to stick for much longer. Might just be a slightly off bottle. We will drink up.

As said elsewhere here we love Chateau Montrose. This 95 is less good than the 96 and its been consistent in the last decade or so. Has a dollop more acidity and a dollop less fruit. Drinking really well now but I wonder if its going to stick for much longer. Might just be a slightly off bottle. We will drink up.

Oct 6th, 2019
Stanislav Lobanov

17.5/20 (94/100) Развитой букет ароматов сушеных яблок, вяленой вишни, кизила, с тонкими тонами подлеска, кожи и гвоздики. Тельное с высокой, немного резкой кислотностью и довольно интенсивными, замшевыми по текстуре танинами. годы, подлесок и кожа во вкусе. Великолепно! #dfwe2018

17.5/20 (94/100) Развитой букет ароматов сушеных яблок, вяленой вишни, кизила, с тонкими тонами подлеска, кожи и гвоздики. Тельное с высокой, немного резкой кислотностью и довольно интенсивными, замшевыми по текстуре танинами. годы, подлесок и кожа во вкусе. Великолепно! #dfwe2018

Dec 20th, 2018
Chris England

23 year old St Estephe @ £115 that’s drinking rather lovely right now 👍

📍 Chateau Montrose 1995

🏵 94 points

🍇 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc & 1% Petit Verdot

🍷 Dark garnet ruby

👃 Minerals, gravel, pencil lead, earth & wet leaves through stewed spiced blackcurrant, prune, date & plum w/ farmyard, liquorice, herbs, smoke, leather, mocha & black tea 😍

👄 Med body of deluxe smooth silky blackcurrant, plum & red berry in dark mocha, minerals & black tea

🎯 Med earthy dark aged mashed fruit coating w/ mineral tea linger

23 year old St Estephe @ £115 that’s drinking rather lovely right now 👍

📍 Chateau Montrose 1995

🏵 94 points

🍇 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc & 1% Petit Verdot

🍷 Dark garnet ruby

👃 Minerals, gravel, pencil lead, earth & wet leaves through stewed spiced blackcurrant, prune, date & plum w/ farmyard, liquorice, herbs, smoke, leather, mocha & black tea 😍

👄 Med body of deluxe smooth silky blackcurrant, plum & red berry in dark mocha, minerals & black tea

🎯 Med earthy dark aged mashed fruit coating w/ mineral tea linger

Dec 13th, 2018