2011 Montrose Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WE 96
  • WS 94
  • WA 93
  • JS 92

Reviews for 2011 Montrose Bordeaux Blend

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - 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 - 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.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2012
A strong effort the 2011 Montrose exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to abundant black currant and boysenberry fruit notes intermixed with white chocolate damp earth truffle and camphor. Medium to full-bodied... A strong effort the 2011 Montrose exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to abundant black currant and boysenberry fruit notes intermixed with white chocolate damp earth truffle and camphor. Medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin and impressive concentration this blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon 22% Merlot 12% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot hit nearly 13% natural alcohol (relatively high in Bordeaux but lower than the 13.2% in 2009 and 13.8% in 2010). The 2011 should drink well for 15 or more years. The harvest at Montrose was held between September 2-27 and only a tiny parcel in the southern sector of the vineyard was touched by the hail storm that swept through the Pauillac / St.-Estephe border on September 1.
JS 92
James Suckling - 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.
JJB 96
Jeff Loo - 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.