2009 Montrose Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JS 100
  • WA 98
  • WS 97
  • IWC 97
  • WE 96
  • NM 95

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JS 100
jamessuckling.com, February 2012
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... 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.
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017
Tasted at the château, the 2009 Montrose is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 17 September and 5 October. It has a very powerful and opulent bouquet that... Tasted at the château, the 2009 Montrose is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 17 September and 5 October. It has a very powerful and opulent bouquet that is irresistible, blackcurrant pastilles, cedar, violets and a hint of vanilla pod. The palate is full-bodied, powerful, grippy in the mouth with layers of black fruit laced with tar and white pepper. It is a dense Montrose, heady unlike any other vintage with a spicy and purposeful finish that lingers long in the mouth. Almost knocks you sideways! This is immense. Tasted September 2016. - Neal Martin
WS 97
Wine Spectator, March 2012
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
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
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.
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, April 2012
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.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
95+ Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Montrose 2009 has an intense bouquet but it is somehow very contained at the moment. Nice precision here, perhaps a little smudged with baked cherry and bilberry fruit... 95+ Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Montrose 2009 has an intense bouquet but it is somehow very contained at the moment. Nice precision here, perhaps a little smudged with baked cherry and bilberry fruit. The palate is soft and rounded on the entry and there is clearly immense backbone and weight. Even blind, the class shows through, but as usual it is a difficult wine to taste at the beginning of what will inevitably be a long career. Tasting a second bottle in a different flight, I noticed a more Pauillac-like personality with a powerful, burly finish that is typical of Montrose. Impressive verging on oppressive and vice versa! It will need serious ageing, lock this up for a decade before parole.
JJB 98
JJ Buckley, March 2010
72% of the production. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 29% Merlot 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The yields at harvest were up to 38hl/ha.The color is super dark inky purple almost black and opaque and a fuchsia rim. This... 72% of the production. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 29% Merlot 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The yields at harvest were up to 38hl/ha.The color is super dark inky purple almost black and opaque and a fuchsia rim. This is pure un-adulterated Cabernet Sauvignon in spades. A persistent perfume of crushed flower blossoms with spicy blackberry fruit has a pinch of tobacco leaf and fresh earth to round out the complex aromas on this wine. The entry to this wine is incredibly supple and builds in power with plus concentration of black and blue fruit. Blackberry and ollallieberry enter the palate and peak with black raspberry in a solid core of power and intensity that are supported by super fine powdery tannins. This wine is precise and has a mineral component of crushed rocks fresh earth and gravel's that supports this amazing Cabernet fruit. Montrose is on top of their game and definitely the top wine from the Saint Estephe appellation.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2009

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.