Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3106 ratings
9.430 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
boyd pearson

Deep and brooding and wonderful.

Deep and brooding and wonderful.

May 3rd, 2019
David L

Needs 30 minutes in the decanter. Great bottle!

Needs 30 minutes in the decanter. Great bottle!

Dec 20th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Dense and velvety in texture. Coats the palate with black currants and black cherries evolving into flavors of granite and tobacco. Tannins are fine and integrated with excellent structure.

Dense and velvety in texture. Coats the palate with black currants and black cherries evolving into flavors of granite and tobacco. Tannins are fine and integrated with excellent structure.

Nov 12th, 2018
Conrad Green

Lovely and plush. Tannins softened with a long decant. Leather and iron with great depth and balance. Wonderful stuff

Lovely and plush. Tannins softened with a long decant. Leather and iron with great depth and balance. Wonderful stuff

Oct 25th, 2018
Stephen Solaka

Firing from the 375ml

Firing from the 375ml

Oct 13th, 2017
Chris McClellan

Dark black cherry, ripe/tart, smooth tannin, med + acid...long finish..could even go 5-10 more years..

Dark black cherry, ripe/tart, smooth tannin, med + acid...long finish..could even go 5-10 more years..

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2018
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.6

#steakandclaret night for belated Father's Day. This wine was made perfectly, with massive richness and texture married perfectly to great lift. Currant like, mineral Cabernet at its best- but St. Estephe? I struggled to find it. Regardless, a great bottle that went ideally with grilled ribeye.

#steakandclaret night for belated Father's Day. This wine was made perfectly, with massive richness and texture married perfectly to great lift. Currant like, mineral Cabernet at its best- but St. Estephe? I struggled to find it. Regardless, a great bottle that went ideally with grilled ribeye.

Jun 24th, 2017
Phillip Cooper

2000 was brilliant!!!

2000 was brilliant!!!

Jan 2nd, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

Nose of dark cassis, dry florals and coffee grounds. Ripe fruits that finish dry. Blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, strawberries paint the background, black tea, coffee grounds, fresh leather, dry stems, moist black earth, dry stone, some black licorice, black cherry cola, bright acidity, nice polish on the finish. This Montrose is well made. The structure, balance, length, tension, depth are in real harmony. Just needs 15 more years to be magical.

Nose of dark cassis, dry florals and coffee grounds. Ripe fruits that finish dry. Blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, strawberries paint the background, black tea, coffee grounds, fresh leather, dry stems, moist black earth, dry stone, some black licorice, black cherry cola, bright acidity, nice polish on the finish. This Montrose is well made. The structure, balance, length, tension, depth are in real harmony. Just needs 15 more years to be magical.

Oct 29th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

The Montrose group were the most disappointing of this tasting, but it is known that they did not put their best foot forward in 2005, and even somewhat in 2000 as both showed some balance issues that showed more heat and medicinal than power and harmony as one would expect from this storied chateau.

The Montrose group were the most disappointing of this tasting, but it is known that they did not put their best foot forward in 2005, and even somewhat in 2000 as both showed some balance issues that showed more heat and medicinal than power and harmony as one would expect from this storied chateau.

Oct 20th, 2016