2011 Montrose Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
  • WE 96
  • WS 94
  • JS 92
  • WA 90

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Reg: $259.94

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
Powerful yet still fruity this is a true wine of 2011. It shows dark tannins and juicy fruit in equal measure. The wine has weight complexity and power. A real success. - R.V.
WS 94
Wine Spectator, April 2012
This has aromatic range and depth of fruit offering enticing dark currant plum and blackberry notes that show lots of savory herb and racy chalk notes with a long gravelly finish. A terrific effort in one of the more... This has aromatic range and depth of fruit offering enticing dark currant plum and blackberry notes that show lots of savory herb and racy chalk notes with a long gravelly finish. A terrific effort in one of the more heterogeneous appellations of the vintage.-J.M.
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, February 2014
This is a tannic, chewy Montrose with lots of spice, berry and earth character. Full body, chewy and fruity. Intense tannins. Try in 2018 when the tannins soften.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017
Tasted at the château, the 2011 Montrose is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot picked between 2-27 September. The nose does not possess the exuberance of the 2008, a... Tasted at the château, the 2011 Montrose is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot picked between 2-27 September. The nose does not possess the exuberance of the 2008, a little conservative and lacking personality by comparison. It does repay aeration though and after some time, there are attractive cold stone/limestone notes that begin to emerge. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, grippy tannin. It is a solid Montrose, quite stout, perhaps not the greatest fun you will ever have with a Claret, yet with admirable depth on the lightly spiced, cedar-infused finish. Whilst I prefer the 2008 Montrose, the 2011 is a decent off-vintage that should offer 20 years of drinking pleasure. Tasted September 2016. - Neal Martin
JJB 96
JJ Buckley, April 2011
63% cabernet sauvignon 22% merlot 12% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot. Over 95 hectares of vineyards are located in the southeast corner of St. Estephe on deep swathes of gravel as well as some clay and alluvial sand... 63% cabernet sauvignon 22% merlot 12% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot. Over 95 hectares of vineyards are located in the southeast corner of St. Estephe on deep swathes of gravel as well as some clay and alluvial sand. The vines enjoy an earlier harvest due to its close proximity to the Gironde as well as its' southerly aspect. Dark purple color at the core with a slight pink hue towards the rim. Rich aromas of dark chocolate quince plum cassis and dark raspberry with kirsch liqueur and crushed stones working themselves into the fold. On the palate this is one of the most balanced wines of the vintage. Acidity is high but structured and fine grained tannins support throughout. Lingering flavors of black tea tobacco leaf and blueberry offers a lovely profile on the finish. One of the top wines of the Left Bank! This is a long lived wine that will benefit from 5-8 years in the cellar and enjoyed for two decades.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2011

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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.

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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.