Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.229 ratings
9.28 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight I have the pleasure of tasting the 2012 Château Montrose Saint-Estèphe. 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

The nose has beautiful aromas of black currant, black cherry, blackberry, rose's, mushroom, pencil shavings, herbs, eucalyptus and mocha.

A very expressive palate of black currant, blackberry, black cherry, cassis, black pepper and green bell pepper.

This wine is full bodied with a silky smooth mouth feel, medium + acidity and medium + mouth coating tannins that extend out to a long clean dark fruit finish. A captivating wine to say the least and just another example of a left bank Bordeaux done right from Château Montrose. Enjoy your weekend and may your December be very eventful. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonight I have the pleasure of tasting the 2012 Château Montrose Saint-Estèphe. 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

The nose has beautiful aromas of black currant, black cherry, blackberry, rose's, mushroom, pencil shavings, herbs, eucalyptus and mocha.

A very expressive palate of black currant, blackberry, black cherry, cassis, black pepper and green bell pepper.

This wine is full bodied with a silky smooth mouth feel, medium + acidity and medium + mouth coating tannins that extend out to a long clean dark fruit finish. A captivating wine to say the least and just another example of a left bank Bordeaux done right from Château Montrose. Enjoy your weekend and may your December be very eventful. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

1 person found it helpfulDec 1st, 2018
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

9.6

Magnificat Juvé & Camps emoción!!!

Magnificat Juvé & Camps emoción!!!

Nov 3rd, 2016
Navin Budhwani

Still tight out of the bottle but opens a few hours later and even the next day. Was overall wonderful

Still tight out of the bottle but opens a few hours later and even the next day. Was overall wonderful

Dec 1st, 2020
Alexandre Pagliano

We wanted to give a Montrose a try before the 10 year mark. No disappointments here ! Very dark blackish rubi robe, very reticent nose with hints of violets, a full bodied mouth with very silky tannins and very long finish. Decant 2 to 3 hours in advance now or give it another 5 to 7 years. Great wine that always punches above its ranking (in spite highly ranked!) and enthusiastically recommended.

We wanted to give a Montrose a try before the 10 year mark. No disappointments here ! Very dark blackish rubi robe, very reticent nose with hints of violets, a full bodied mouth with very silky tannins and very long finish. Decant 2 to 3 hours in advance now or give it another 5 to 7 years. Great wine that always punches above its ranking (in spite highly ranked!) and enthusiastically recommended.

Aug 22nd, 2020
James Cahill

15 Vintages of Montrose dinner. Herve Bertrand flew in from the Chateau for this dinner and all wines came directly from the Chateau cellar except the 1989. A phenomenal dinner with some great back stories about the various vintages by Mr. Bertrand. Served in 5 flights: '12, '08, '95 / '10, '09, '03 / '05, '90, '89, '76, / '00, '86, '85 / '98, '82, and ''70. Food and service at Ripple was off the charts good. If you enjoy Bordeaux from the Medoc, St. Estephe then Chateau Montrose deserves a spot on your cellar.

15 Vintages of Montrose dinner. Herve Bertrand flew in from the Chateau for this dinner and all wines came directly from the Chateau cellar except the 1989. A phenomenal dinner with some great back stories about the various vintages by Mr. Bertrand. Served in 5 flights: '12, '08, '95 / '10, '09, '03 / '05, '90, '89, '76, / '00, '86, '85 / '98, '82, and ''70. Food and service at Ripple was off the charts good. If you enjoy Bordeaux from the Medoc, St. Estephe then Chateau Montrose deserves a spot on your cellar.

Jan 25th, 2017
Angie C

Berry-flavored and medium bodied, this French beauty will only get better with age. Perfect for Christmas

Berry-flavored and medium bodied, this French beauty will only get better with age. Perfect for Christmas

Dec 26th, 2016
Brandon Boesch

It was too young and overall very tight even with 5 hours of decanting. I think we opened this at an awkward time in its evolution.

It was too young and overall very tight even with 5 hours of decanting. I think we opened this at an awkward time in its evolution.

Oct 24th, 2016
Brian Terrizzi

Very elegant soft and balanced

Very elegant soft and balanced

Jun 13th, 2016
Naoki Sato

20150224 MAX BORDEAUX

20150224 MAX BORDEAUX

Feb 9th, 2016
Nick Demos

Nick had this 3 years ago

Nick had this 3 years ago

Jan 22nd, 2018