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Château Montrose 2011, Saint-Estèphe 2° Grand Cru Classé - Parker 90
The Wine Advocate 90/100
"Tasted at the château, the 2011 Montrose is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot picked between 2-27 September. The nose does not possess the exuberance of the 2008, a little conservative and lacking personality by comparison. It does repay aeration though and after some time, there are attractive cold stone/limestone notes that begin to emerge. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, grippy tannin. It is a solid Montrose, quite stout, perhaps not the greatest fun you will ever have with a Claret, yet with admirable depth on the lightly spiced, cedar-infused finish. Whilst I prefer the 2008 Montrose, the 2011 is a decent off-vintage that should offer 20 years of drinking pleasure. Tasted September 2016.."
Interim End of March 2017, Wine Advocate www.robertparker.com
Jane Anson 94+/100
"They clearly worked very hard and selected drastically to keep the quality up here, and have succeeded. 63% cabernet sauvignon 22% merlot 12% cab franc 3% petit verdot. This has fanatastic length and grip, depth of fruit. Huge difference between first and second wine, a real success here. 12.8 alcohol."
Decanter Magazine 18/20
"Lovely restrained fragrance of Cabernet fruit with an iron backbone, classic depth and firmness of a great Montrose."
|Packing||OWC 12 bottles|
|Vines||Cabernet Sauvignon 63%, Merlot 22%, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot|
|Storage advice||Great cellaring potential|
|Consumption guidelines||Drink between 16 and 18°C.|
|Producer||SCEA du Château Montrose, Jean-Bernard Delmas, 33180 Saint-Estèphe, France|
|Bottling||Mis en bouteille au Château|