2004 Montrose Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • IWC 95
  • WS 92
  • WA 91

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IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2005
(a blend of 64% cabernet sauvignon 32% merlot 3% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot) Bright ruby-red. Aromatic nose combines blackberry violet and licorice. Juicy aromatic and fine-grained with subtle inner-mouth perfume... (a blend of 64% cabernet sauvignon 32% merlot 3% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot) Bright ruby-red. Aromatic nose combines blackberry violet and licorice. Juicy aromatic and fine-grained with subtle inner-mouth perfume. Very suave floral wine finishing with very fine tannins. The alcohol here is about 12.7% compared to 13.1% in 2003. This shows the refinement of a first growth and will probably need a good 10 to 12 years of cellaring.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2007
Dark-colored with beautiful spice blackberry and licorice aromas. Full-bodied round and velvety with wonderful balance and a long long finish. This is a Montrose that caresses your palate. Best after 2011. 26665 cases... Dark-colored with beautiful spice blackberry and licorice aromas. Full-bodied round and velvety with wonderful balance and a long long finish. This is a Montrose that caresses your palate. Best after 2011. 26665 cases made. –JS
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2007
An impressive effort for the vintage the 2004 Montrose possesses a deep ruby/purple-tinged color as well as a sweet nose of black fruits intermixed with notions of smoke cold steel earth and subtle background wood. With... An impressive effort for the vintage the 2004 Montrose possesses a deep ruby/purple-tinged color as well as a sweet nose of black fruits intermixed with notions of smoke cold steel earth and subtle background wood. With excellent texture a sweet ripeness medium to full body and moderate tannin it should drink well for 15+ years. Also tasted: 2004 La Dame de Montrose (88)
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2004

Label

This great, predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon wine is typical of the Saint-Estephe appellation. With rigorous selection in both the vineyard and the winery, Chateau Montrose is structured and tannic, yet possesses the elegance and refinement of a Grand Cru Classe. With time, it develops a delicate and complex bouquet.

The best vintages of Montrose are exceptionally long-lived, with certain vintages (1921, 1929, 1982, 1990, and 2009) considered to be legendary. The blend is roughly equivalent to the vineyard plantings - 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, with the balance from Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The wine is matured for 18 months in 60% new oak barrels.

Winery

Montrose

Chateau Montrose is situated five kilometers north of Pauillac in Saint-Estephe, on a very well-drained and ideally exposed gravelly outcrop which runs for over a kilometer along the Gironde estuary. The 95-hectare (234-acre) vineyard surrounds the chateau, the winery, and the outbuildings, planted to a mix of grape varieties with Cabernet Sauvignon making up 60% of the vines, with parcels of Merlot (32%), Cabernet Franc (6%) and Petit Verdot (2%).

Succeeding three generations of the Charmolue family, Martin and Olivier Bouygues acquired Chateau Montrose in 2006. Acquiring a love of Montrose wines from their father, and keenly aware of the potential of its unique terroir, they decided to invest in their passion. Under their management, Montrose entered the 21st century with a spectacular reconstruction.