2007 Montrose Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 92
  • WS 91
  • IWC 90

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2008
Rated - No tasting note given.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2008
Berry and citrus fruit on the nose and palate. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and a soft-textured finish. Pleasant and fruity. Friendly and caressing. Just a touch hollow in the midpalate. Score range: 87-91 -JS
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
(12.8% alcohol 64% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 5% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot) Bright ruby-red. Subdued aromas of currant licorice and tobacco leaf. Suave and sweet for St. Estephe with a currant flavor... (12.8% alcohol 64% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 5% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot) Bright ruby-red. Subdued aromas of currant licorice and tobacco leaf. Suave and sweet for St. Estephe with a currant flavor complicated by olive mocha shoe polish mint and a light saline nuance. Offers good volume and breadth for the year and expands nicely on the back end. Finishes with sweet silky tannins a light herbal element and decent cut.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2007

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.