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2009 Montrose Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA100
  • JS100
  • WS97
  • ST97
  • WE96

Reviews

WA100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
Harvested between September 17 and October 5, this wine seems always open for business, so to speak, much like the great 1982s. The summer of 2009 was very hot and dry, which got the harvest off to a reasonably early... Harvested between September 17 and October 5, this wine seems always open for business, so to speak, much like the great 1982s. The summer of 2009 was very hot and dry, which got the harvest off to a reasonably early start. The blend was 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Jean Bernard Delmas’ goal was to find perfect equilibrium between freshness and concentration, given its incredible opulence and the voluptuous character this vintage offered. That’s what this wine has in abundance. With an astounding dense purple color, the wine has velvety, sweet tannins, and an extremely open-knit and opulent blueberry, blackberry and creme de cassis nose. There is scorched earth, vanilla and, again, telltale licorice and spice. It is unctuously textured – thicker and juicier than the 2010 and more forward. This wine should come into its own in another five years. And again, it has at least 50+ years of aging potential. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JS100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
Blueberries currants and Indian spices on the nose follow through to a full body with ultra-fine tannins and a lovely finish. It's intense and refined. A beauty. It goes on for minutes. Speechless. Better and cleaner... Blueberries currants and Indian spices on the nose follow through to a full body with ultra-fine tannins and a lovely finish. It's intense and refined. A beauty. It goes on for minutes. Speechless. Better and cleaner than the great 1990. Try in 2022.
WS97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
A bit of a brute with a very chewy bittersweet ganache tobacco and roasted fig core splayed open right now by a dagger of roasted apple wood allspice and cedar. Long and dense through the finish with a strong singed iron... A bit of a brute with a very chewy bittersweet ganache tobacco and roasted fig core splayed open right now by a dagger of roasted apple wood allspice and cedar. Long and dense through the finish with a strong singed iron edge. The stuffing is certainly there but this will take a while to come together as it's running unbridled right now. Proves you can still get classic old-school Bordeaux. Best from 2020 through 2040. 17000 cases made. -JM
ST97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Bright deep ruby-red. Drop-dead gorgeous nose offers cassis mineral and candied violet aromas of great depth. Enters the mouth sweet suave and dense showing utterly seamless highly complex flavors of dark berries... Bright deep ruby-red. Drop-dead gorgeous nose offers cassis mineral and candied violet aromas of great depth. Enters the mouth sweet suave and dense showing utterly seamless highly complex flavors of dark berries underbrush minerals and cedar. For a wine with such amazing depth of flavor this comes across as almost weightless. Though it displays the upfront fruity charm of the 2009 vintage this is a complex rich monster that will prove extremely ageworthy. One of the wines of the vintage and the best young Montrose I've yet tasted.
WE96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
Enormous tannins dominant black fruit and a solid dense structure. The wine packed with dark fruits dry tannins very firm in character. With its huge tannins as well as fruit this is a wine that really needs many years of... Enormous tannins dominant black fruit and a solid dense structure. The wine packed with dark fruits dry tannins very firm in character. With its huge tannins as well as fruit this is a wine that really needs many years of aging.

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