2009 Montrose Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JL 100 WA 100 WA 100 JS 98 VN 98 DC 97 JA 97 WS 97 WE 96
JL 100

TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2019

This wine is consistently mind-blowing! If your thing is a long, voluptuous, rich, ostentatious, full-bodied, concentrated wine, made from perfectly ripe, velvety, dark fruits, combined with the structure to age, and a...
WA 100

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2019

Hallelujah—what a glorious nose! The deep garnet colored 2009 Montrose features beautiful Black Forest cake, licorice, crème de cassis and warm blueberries scents with hints of charcoal, truffles, tapenade and menthol...
WA 100

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2022

A brilliant wine that stands out as one of the high points of the vintage, the 2009 Montrose unwinds in the glass with a rich and incipiently complex bouquet of dark berries, cigar wrapper and loamy soil, framed by a...
JS 98

jamessuckling.com, March 2019

For the very ripe vintage this has a herbal and wet earth nose that's very cool. Then on the palate there’s a ton of ripe cassis, polished fine tannins and a tremendous freshness powering the very long dry finish. One of...
VN 98

Vinous, March 2019

98+ The 2009 Montrose has a taut, brilliantly defined bouquet with intense black fruit laced with crushed stone, forest floor, crushed rose petals and a touch of slate. Magnificent. The palate is medium-bodied with firm...
DC 97

Decanter, October 2020

A brilliant Montrose, and a great window into what St Estèphe can deliver. This is fresh and concentrated, with ripe cassis fruits, sweet vanilla bean and black pepper spice notes alongside robust tannins, 1% Petit Verdot...
JA 97

janeanson.com, June 2021

A generosity is apparent in this wine that is less evident in the 2010, although both are exceptional wines. Full of layers and complexity, yet effortlessly welcoming, with grilled vanilla and cocoa bean, ripe raspberry...
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...
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...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2009
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.15%
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.