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2010 Montrose Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA100
  • WS97
  • WE96
  • JS96
  • JL96
  • ST94
  • JR

Reviews

WA100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
This is considered to be among the greatest vintages ever made in Montrose, right up with the 1929, 1945, 1947, 1959, 1961, 1989, 1990 and 2009. Harvest was October 15 to 17. The wine has really come on since I last... This is considered to be among the greatest vintages ever made in Montrose, right up with the 1929, 1945, 1947, 1959, 1961, 1989, 1990 and 2009. Harvest was October 15 to 17. The wine has really come on since I last tasted it, and it needs at least another 10 years of cellaring. The blend was 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine is opaque black/blue, with an incredible nose of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, with hints of incense, licorice, and acacia flowers. Tannins are incredibly sweet and very present. The wine is full-bodied, even massive, with great purity, depth and a finish that goes on close to a minute. This is a 50- to 75-year-old wine that will repay handsomely those with good aging genes. - Robert M. Parker, Jr
WS97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Rock solid, displaying a dense core of plum, steeped currant and braised fig fruit, with racy charcoal and ganache notes. Intensely chalky, offering flesh and refinement to match the bracing minerality, this shows hints... Rock solid, displaying a dense core of plum, steeped currant and braised fig fruit, with racy charcoal and ganache notes. Intensely chalky, offering flesh and refinement to match the bracing minerality, this shows hints of grilled savory, iron, warm paving stone and bitter orange on the riveting finish. Should age very slowly. Best from 2019 through 2038. – JM
WE96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
This is such an elegant wine that has all the structure of the vintage. Surrounding the tannins, the wine is sweet and ripe, with smokiness from the wood. It’s powerful, elegant and sophisticated with a strong... This is such an elegant wine that has all the structure of the vintage. Surrounding the tannins, the wine is sweet and ripe, with smokiness from the wood. It’s powerful, elegant and sophisticated with a strong sense of poise. The tannins promise long-term aging.
JS96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
This is really integrated and polished with a full body and super layers of cashmere-like tannins. Goes on and on. 53% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Merlot 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.
JL96
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013
From a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Merlot 9% Cabernet Franc and a smidgen of Petit Verdot this represents 64% of the production. Opaque in color with a nose of coffee blackberry liqueur cassis and spice this is a... From a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon 37% Merlot 9% Cabernet Franc and a smidgen of Petit Verdot this represents 64% of the production. Opaque in color with a nose of coffee blackberry liqueur cassis and spice this is a powerful dense massive tannic wine. Firm and structured the wine paints your palate with a wall of fruit tannin and acidity. This big wine will require decades to develop.
ST94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Bright, deep ruby-red. Superripe, deep aromas of black raspberry, cassis, plum, minerals, licorice and bitter chocolate. Densely packed, elegant and classically dry, with creamy depth of dark fruit and mineral flavors... Bright, deep ruby-red. Superripe, deep aromas of black raspberry, cassis, plum, minerals, licorice and bitter chocolate. Densely packed, elegant and classically dry, with creamy depth of dark fruit and mineral flavors given definition and cut by terrific vinosity. This compellingly pure, extract-rich wine showed increasing energy as it opened in the glass. Finishes with big, dusty tannins and outstanding length and perfume. A great vintage for Montrose, in a modern style. Following the first couple vintages made under the direction of Jean Delmas, the '09 and '10 have shown considerably more stuffing. I would not be at all surprised if my score proved to be overly conservative. 94+
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
53% Cabernet Sauvignon (75% last year! And expected to increase) 37% Merlot 9% Malbec 1% Petit Verdot. 64% of total production and remarkable for the unusually high proportion of Merlot in the grand vin blend - because of... 53% Cabernet Sauvignon (75% last year! And expected to increase) 37% Merlot 9% Malbec 1% Petit Verdot. 64% of total production and remarkable for the unusually high proportion of Merlot in the grand vin blend - because of the purchase of vineyard from Phelan Ségur last year (did this help the Phelan purchase of restaurant Taillevent in Paris?) Very deep crimson. Quite different from most of these northern Médoc wines - much rounder and less fresh (presumably because of the Merlot). Very different from classical austere Montroses but soft and charming. As a wine it is extremely well made with just a little furriness on the finish. As a Montrose it's a bit disconcerting but my mark ignores this. Rather unusual lack of freshness. Just a bit plodding astringent and sweet on the end. 17 out of 20

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