2009 Montrose Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 100
  • WA 100
  • WS 97
  • IWC 97
  • WE 96
  • NM 95

Reviews for 2009 Montrose Bordeaux Blend

JS 100
James Suckling - 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 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
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.
WS 97
Wine Spectator - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
Andrew Frieden - 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.