2011 Montrose Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2011 Montrose Bordeaux Blend
  • WE 94
  • DC 94
  • WS 93
  • JS 92
  • JG 92
  • JR 91
  • JL 91

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ETA: May. 2022

Reg: $149.94

$129.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: May. 2022

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, May 2014
As so often with Montrose, this is a powerful, concentrated and very structured wine. Dense tannins are paired with rich black fruits, although at this stage the wine also has a sense of austerity. Power, severity and...   As so often with Montrose, this is a powerful, concentrated and very structured wine. Dense tannins are paired with rich black fruits, although at this stage the wine also has a sense of austerity. Power, severity and complexity all make for a wine for long aging. Wait until 2019.  
DC 94
Decanter, March 2017
Less celebrated than 2009 and 2010, and you can feel the fruit is a little less intense through the mid-palate. Heaped with blackberry and morello cherries, the fruit is carefully placed though, well balanced and with...   Less celebrated than 2009 and 2010, and you can feel the fruit is a little less intense through the mid-palate. Heaped with blackberry and morello cherries, the fruit is carefully placed though, well balanced and with exceptional precision. It will be ready to drink earlier than its neighbouring vintages. 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. Drinking Window 2020 - 2045  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, March 2014
Features some lovely plum, black currant and blackberry fruit, already melded into the core, while a pure, long and rather regal structure runs through the finish, letting extra charcoal and pebble notes play out. Offers...   Features some lovely plum, black currant and blackberry fruit, already melded into the core, while a pure, long and rather regal structure runs through the finish, letting extra charcoal and pebble notes play out. Offers precision, range and a beautiful mix of fruit and austerity. Best from 2017 through 2027. – JM  
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.
JG 92
View From The Cellar, March 2012
92+ The 2011 Château Montrose has really turned out well, with a great elegance and very well-managed tannins for the vintage. The deep, pure and classy nose wafts from the glass in a blend of cassis, dark berries, cigar...   92+ The 2011 Château Montrose has really turned out well, with a great elegance and very well-managed tannins for the vintage. The deep, pure and classy nose wafts from the glass in a blend of cassis, dark berries, cigar smoke, gravel, tobacco leaf and a discreet base of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite pure on the attack, with a rock solid core of fruit, firm, well-integrated tannins and excellent length and grip on the reserved and very, very primary finish. This is an old school vintage of Montrose that will take close to two decades to start to stir, but should prove to be one of the absolute stars on the Left Bank in the 2011 vintage. A superb effort from such a trying vintage in Ste. Estèphe.  
JR 91
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, July 2012
The first year when the new vineyards were included but only a small part apparently. Dark crimson. Very rich and glamorous on the nose. Hugely flattering and really fills the gaps on the palate. Racy but ripe. Hervé...   The first year when the new vineyards were included but only a small part apparently. Dark crimson. Very rich and glamorous on the nose. Hugely flattering and really fills the gaps on the palate. Racy but ripe. Hervé Berland says the wine looks much better now than in April. Appetising. Racy and lifted. Good stuff. Clean and fresh. 17.5/20  
JL 91
TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2014
Fresh herbs, cigar wrapper, cedar chest and blackberry aromas pair with light tannins, medium body and a spicy, fresh, cassis and black cherry finish. Read more...   Fresh herbs, cigar wrapper, cedar chest and blackberry aromas pair with light tannins, medium body and a spicy, fresh, cassis and black cherry finish. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2011+Montrose  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2011
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Label

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.

Winery

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.