Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.445 ratings
9.512 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
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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)

Apr 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
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
Koji Taruishi

great

great

Apr 8th, 2017
Maria James

What a great Christmas celebration. Prime rib, roasted veggies and a wonderful wine. Notes: very smooth tannins, berries, tar, well structured and balanced, deep garnet in color. A wonderful nose of cherries, dark chocolate, smokey. A wonderful wine to enjoy with everyone you love.

What a great Christmas celebration. Prime rib, roasted veggies and a wonderful wine. Notes: very smooth tannins, berries, tar, well structured and balanced, deep garnet in color. A wonderful nose of cherries, dark chocolate, smokey. A wonderful wine to enjoy with everyone you love.

Dec 25th, 2016
Jonathan Wall

Classic awesome. Upfront Bordeaux austerity with a silky palate finish. Fruit in the middle.

Classic awesome. Upfront Bordeaux austerity with a silky palate finish. Fruit in the middle.

Oct 28th, 2016