Chateau Montrose Saint-Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe – 2010

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Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Saint-Estephe

Producer

Chateau Montrose

Type

Red

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Advice

Keep

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: 2030-2080


Tasted at the Montrose vertical in London, the 2010 Montrose was the youngest vintage by some 115 years, but it is undeniably one of the best. It is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked from 27 September until 15 October. Deep, almost opaque in color, it has a tightly wound, arresting nose of blackberry, bilberry, crushed...

...violets and graphite all with quite brilliant delineation. The palate is medium rather than full-bodied, laden with plenty of fruit, grippy like many 2010s with a structured, masculine and tannic finish that wards you away for another 10-15 years. However, it is still possible to admire the purity and delineation of this long-term Montrose, a wine that comes with a compulsory cellaring. Patience will be handsomely rewarded. How long can you wait? Tasted June 2016.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2013
Drink: 2013-2038


The 2010 Montrose is a fabulous wine, and I was leaning toward giving it a three-digit score, which it may ultimately merit after it resolves some of its very sweet tannin. It is not as soft or flamboyant as the 2009, but it is a great classic, coming in at 13.9% natural alcohol. Representing 64% of the total production, the final blend is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot,...

...9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot (which is one percent different than the barrel sample blends that were presented). Inky bluish/purple in color, with classic blueberry, black currant, crushed rock and floral notes, hints of graphite, and lots of wild mountain berry fruit, this wine is extravagantly rich, has very sweet but noticeable tannin, laser-like precision, a massive, full-bodied mouthfeel and a finish of close to 50+ seconds. This remarkable wine will probably tighten up somewhat in the bottle, and need most of a decade to shed some tannin and its rather grapy, primary personality. The finish blew me away, and the overall power, richness and balance of this wine are virtually perfect. Look for it to drink well for half a century or more.


Vinous
Tasted: 07/01/2013
Drink:
Author: Stephen Tanzer


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JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 15/03/2012
Drink: 2022-2035


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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

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    Château Montrose, Saint Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

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