2011 Montrose Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WE 94
  • WS 93
  • JS 92
  • IWC 91
  • JR 91

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - 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.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - 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
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.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2014
Bright dark ruby. Expressive, soil-driven aromas of blackberry, raspberry, rose petal and minerals. Bright and juicy, with flinty black fruit and mineral flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity. Finishes lightly... Bright dark ruby. Expressive, soil-driven aromas of blackberry, raspberry, rose petal and minerals. Bright and juicy, with flinty black fruit and mineral flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity. Finishes lightly saline and energetic, with dusty, fine-grained tannins. Very nicely balanced Montrose but I hope the tannins won't outlive the fruit. 91+
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - 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
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.
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.