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2013 Montrose Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WE97
  • WS93
  • JS92
  • JR91
  • ST91
  • WA89

Reviews

WE97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
This wine is complex, ripe and powerful. The power is complemented by the velvet texture that gives it roundness as well as richness. The acidity cuts right through this impressive wine. (WE97-95)
WS93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Pure, with a whiff of sage lining the core of plum, red currant and black cherry fruit. Light tobacco and warm stone shadings appear on the supple finish. Well done. – JM (WS93-90)
JS92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
A firm Montrose with very silky tannins and a pretty acid-fruit balance. Full body. Integrated and seamless for the vintage. Spicy undertones. A blend of 68% cabernet sauvignon, 29% merlot and 3% petit verdot. (JS92-91)
JR91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. Lovely aromas, though in a rather constrained fashion. Luscious fruit and beautifully plush tannins. Attractive dark chocolate and tobacco-smoke flavours, good... 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. Lovely aromas, though in a rather constrained fashion. Luscious fruit and beautifully plush tannins. Attractive dark chocolate and tobacco-smoke flavours, good persistence. Very good – delicately rendered, but with no compromise on fruit character. 17.5+/20 (RH)
ST91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Bright ruby-red. Perfumed red fruit aromas are complicated by peppermint and flint on the pure nose. Crisp and fresh, with vibrant flavors similar to the aromas, but hard as nails now. Finishes long, tight and austere... Bright ruby-red. Perfumed red fruit aromas are complicated by peppermint and flint on the pure nose. Crisp and fresh, with vibrant flavors similar to the aromas, but hard as nails now. Finishes long, tight and austere, with a steely minerality and a violet topnote. Given Montrose's track record for gaining in volume and flesh while aging in the bottle, I am hopeful that this will develop more charm and sweetness in the process. Very clean and precise: Montrose had fewer botrytis problems than most other Medoc estates thanks to the windy conditions on the plateau where this estate's vineyards are located. (ST91-88)
WA89
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
No Cabernet Franc was included in the final blend of the 2013 Montrose, which is composed of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot. It is a dark ruby-hued, pleasant, charming, fruit-forward, but superficial effort. There... No Cabernet Franc was included in the final blend of the 2013 Montrose, which is composed of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot. It is a dark ruby-hued, pleasant, charming, fruit-forward, but superficial effort. There is an absence of tannic strength, and the acidity seems adequate and unobtrusive. This is a pleasant, straightforward, fluid Montrose to drink in its first 7-10 years of life. - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (WA89-87)