Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.4105 ratings
9.220 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
Daron Watson

not as intense as expected and actually demanded attention to the myriad of details

not as intense as expected and actually demanded attention to the myriad of details

May 31st, 2019
Mike R
9.6

What’s there not to like

This is 16 years old and has two decades left

After 1 hour in decanter this older puppy spring into action love it 😍

What’s there not to like

This is 16 years old and has two decades left

After 1 hour in decanter this older puppy spring into action love it 😍

Mar 31st, 2019
Ira Schwartz

PnP. If I was tasting blind I would have said 8 year old California cab. Ripe and robust on both the nose and in the mouth. However this was restrained in the context of the vintage. Overt fruitiness but none of the over the top ripeness that characterizes this vintage . Despite the extracted fruit the acidity kept this beautifully balanced. Very smooth and round. No signs of age and would not open another bottle for 10 years plus.
A wine still in its infancy..

PnP. If I was tasting blind I would have said 8 year old California cab. Ripe and robust on both the nose and in the mouth. However this was restrained in the context of the vintage. Overt fruitiness but none of the over the top ripeness that characterizes this vintage . Despite the extracted fruit the acidity kept this beautifully balanced. Very smooth and round. No signs of age and would not open another bottle for 10 years plus.
A wine still in its infancy..

1 person found it helpfulSep 12th, 2019
Mike Evans

Gorgeous licorice, cedar, and currant, deceptively soft but with a lot of supple tannin on the back, very drinkable but with a long life ahead.

Gorgeous licorice, cedar, and currant, deceptively soft but with a lot of supple tannin on the back, very drinkable but with a long life ahead.

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2017
Nick Davis

Gooey baked fruit. What! 2003 must have been hot...

Gooey baked fruit. What! 2003 must have been hot...

Jul 7th, 2016
Bill Ward

Seamless and sensuous. Right in the zone. Loooooong and lovely.

Seamless and sensuous. Right in the zone. Loooooong and lovely.

Dec 28th, 2014
Justin Schuchardt

Very young. Huge potential.

Very young. Huge potential.

Dec 21st, 2014
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.8

Elegant, very refined yet concentrated and structured for the long haul, this perfectly mature winner boasts red and dark berries, licorice and spice flavors. Long and rewarding for many years to come.

Elegant, very refined yet concentrated and structured for the long haul, this perfectly mature winner boasts red and dark berries, licorice and spice flavors. Long and rewarding for many years to come.

Aug 9th, 2014
Jens Hoogstad

97/100

97/100

Jul 14th, 2014
Aline Baly

Too young

Too young

May 23rd, 2014