2008 Montrose Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

DC 95 JS 95 JG 95 JL 94 WA 94 TWI 94 VN 94 WE 94 WS 91
DC 95

Decanter, January 2018

Montrose always takes its time, and this is still very much young and austere but with a commanding presence. It's a classically structured Montrose showing crushed slate, tobacco and bilberry and there's no question that...
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, June 2016

The purity and precision in this wine is very exciting. Medium to full body, firm and chewy tannins and a long finish of currant and spice. Black tea and bark too. Better in 2020 but beautiful now. Decant before serving.
JG 95

Wineanorak, January 2012

Beautiful ripe aromatics: sweet, broad, focused cherry and blackberry fruit. Pure and bright. The palate is fresh, open, mineral and quite elegant, showing lovely ripe fruit, backed up by firm but fine structure. A...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2019

Big, powerful, young, tannic, fresh and bright, the nose, with its tobacco, leaf, cedar, menthol, and spice accents along with the bright, red fruits is in full force. Young as should be expected, this is a very good...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017

Tasted at the château, the 2008 Montrose is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 29 September and 15 October. It has a far superior bouquet compared to the...
TWI 94

The Wine Independent, September 2023

There was rain in September this year, and then a lot more rain in October. Veraison was late and uneven, resulting in a late harvest from 29 September to 15 October. "We had to wait until October for the Cabernet...
VN 94

Vinous, February 2018

The 2008 Montrose has a lifted perfumed bouquet with blackberry, bilberry, iris and limestone scents, nicely defined and opening with time. The palate is medium-bodied with a firm backbone, layers of cedar-tinged black...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, April 2011

Powerful yet still retaining a sense of restrained style this wine is packed with ripe plum and sweet berry fruit flavors laced with firm dusty tannins. Acidity filters through the dense texture to give great freshness. R.V.
WS 91

Wine Spectator, December 2010

This has a density that sets it apart with a pleasantly firm edge to the plum black cherry and currant fruit all wrapped with notes of iron tobacco and savory herb. The long rock-solid finish is still a bit tight but it...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2008
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

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.

The 2008 Montrose Bordeaux Blend from St Estephe, France, is a remarkable wine of profound depth and character. Garnering high praise and impressive scores from renowned wine reviewers, this French red stands out for its distinctive blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot.

The '08 Montrose is distinguished by its remarkable density and firm edge, as noted by Wine Spectator. Its palate offers a rich array of plum, black cherry, and currant fruit, intricately entwined with notes of iron, tobacco, and savory herb. Its finish is rock-solid and long-lasting, hinting at a promising future for those patient enough to cellar it.

Described by Wine Enthusiast as having a powerful yet restrained style, this wine is packed with ripe plum and sweet berry fruit flavours, underscored by firm, dusty tannins. Its acidity filters through the dense texture, adding a refreshing aspect to its robust profile.

James Suckling commends the wine's purity and precision, describing it as medium to full-bodied, with firm and chewy tannins and a long finish of currant, spice, black tea, and bark.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate lauds its audacious nature, with a palate that offers impressive mineralité and tension, complimented by grippy tannins and a fine line of acidity.

A classically structured Montrose, the 2008 vintage is characterized by crushed slate, tobacco, and bilberry, according to Decanter. It is young and austere, still taking its time to reveal its true potential.

In summation, the 2008 Montrose is a compelling Bordeaux blend that appeals to the discerning wine enthusiast. It is a testament to the art of winemaking, embodying the complexity, depth, and elegance that distinguishes a truly great wine.