Chateau Montrose Saint-Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe – 2003

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  •  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

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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: 2020-2050


The 2003 Montrose was served blind in Bordeaux on two occasions. Picked between 11 to 26 September, it is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It remains one of the outstanding wines of a very black and white vintage. Without knowledge of the vintage, I was hesitant to suggest 2003, because though there is clearly fruit...

...intensity locked up inside this Saint Estèphe, it is counterbalanced by the estate's trademark masculinity and austerity. So both on the nose and the palate it reaches this happy medium: pure blackberry, graphite and roasted herbs on the nose, perhaps even more elegant than I have observed on previous bottles. The palate is medium-bodied rather than full bodied with sturdy tannins couched in layers of seamless blackberry and cassis fruit, offset by scents of tobacco and graphite. As usual it has immense length and depth, a Montrose that is really just a few chapters into what is sure to be a longer "book" than many other 2003s. It is not a perfect Montrose, but a couple of hairs' breadth away. Tasted February 2017.


Vinous
Tasted: 05/01/2006
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Author: Stephen Tanzer


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JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 21/03/2013
Drink: 2010-2015


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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

    Address

    Château Montrose, Saint Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

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