2006 Montrose Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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DC 95 JA 94 WA 94 WA 94 W&S 94 WE 94 JL 93 WS 93 JS 92 NM 92
DC 95


Beautiful, rich and incredibly softly textured, this is still very young. Also supremely measured and stately, with buttery tannins. The palate is just starting to show truffles and leather, but is still set against game...
JA 94

janeanson.com, June 2021

A high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon is reflected in the flavour profile, and this remains a young wine at 15 years old, but like many 2006s lacks a little generosity right now. Plenty of classic St Estephe character...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009

94+ The first vintage under new owner Martin Bouygueswho convinced Jean-Bernard Delmas to come out of retirement to produce this wine the 2006 Montrose is an undeniable success. A blend of approximately two-thirds...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009

The first vintage under new owner Martin Bouygueswho convinced Jean-Bernard Delmas to come out of retirement to produce this wine the 2006 Montrose is an undeniable success. A blend of approximately two-thirds Cabernet...
W&S 94

Wine & Spirits, December 2009

Located on one of the deep gravel promontories of the Médoc, Montrose has long been known for impenetrable wines on release. In 2006, the Charmolüe family, who had owned the vineyard since 1896, sold it to Martin...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, March 2009

Yes, this wine is tannic. To begin with it seems austere and mineral. But then the substrate of black berry juice asserts itself. The fruits are fresh rather than sweet, combining with leather, spice and a presence of new...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2019

Big, powerful, dense and tannic, this is a step back into the more, strict, severe styling with a strong, strict, tannic edge. The fruit is ripe, there is concentration, but the tannins are severe, and the fruit, is on...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, March 2009

There's currant spice chocolate and berry character on the nose. Deep complex and full-bodied with chewy tannins and a long flavorful finish. A solid wine. Chewy. Best after 2014. -JS
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, February 2011

Montrose is so typically Saint-Estephe in 2006, with dried spices such cardamom and cloves as well as delicate currants. Full-bodied, with firm tannins and a dense center palate. It needs another three or four years of...
NM 92

Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2010

Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. This has good intensity on the nose: black dusty fruit, cedar, charcoal and scorched earth all with commendable definition. Medium-bodied palate, grippy tannins that are a...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2006
Size 750ML

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.

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.