Chateau Montrose Saint-Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe – 2005

  • ready 2017 - 2043
  •  94/100
  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Saint-Estephe

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Saint-Estephe

Producer

Chateau Montrose

Type

Red

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Advice

ready

Vineyard

Chateau Montrose

Producer

Chateau Montrose

Appellation

Saint-Estephe

Designation

AOP

Classification

Deuxieme Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2025-2065


Tasted at the vertical in London, the 2005 Montrose came and delivered the goods. This was the best example of the 2005 that I have tasted, perhaps a wine that is going to prove that, the longer wine lovers can resist temptation. It is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc and .5% Petit Verdot picked between 23 September and 9 October. The bouquet...

...is extremely detailed, displaying more red berry fruit compared to the 2010 Montrose that leans towards black. Graphite and cedar emerge with time, even an unusual floral scent that is uncommon with respect to this property, whilst all the time retaining fantastic focus and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a ferrous tincture on the entry. There are the first signs of secondary notes (dried leaves and bay leaf), but it is the tannic backbone and the precision that really defines this Montrose at the moment. For certain, it is masculine and structured, yet it has enormous potential, perhaps more than was suggested when it was first released? This is for the long term, but you know that already. Tasted June 2016.


Vinous
Tasted: 05/01/2008
Drink:
Author: Stephen Tanzer


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JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 23/02/2017
Drink: 2019-2040


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Profile

Area under vines: 95 hectares
Soils: deep, large size gravel with sand and a small amount of clay
Average age of the vines: 40 years
Production: 400 000 bottles a year
Planting density: 9000 vines/ha
Ageing:in 60% new oak barrels for 16 to 18 months
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
  • Merlot 32%
  • Cabernet Franc 6%
  • Petit Verdot 2%

Second wine: Dame de Montrose
  • Average Annual Production: 160 000 Bottles
  • Grape varieties:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot
    • Cabernet Franc

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    Chateau Montrose

    Address

    Château Montrose, Saint Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

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