Château Montrose, Saint-Estèphe
  • Château Montrose, Saint-Estèphe

Château Montrose 2012, Saint-Estèphe 2° Grand Cru Classé - MAGNUM - Parker 93

€240.00

(€154.00 L)

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The wine is a deep, dazzling purple. Initially rather closed, the nose opens with airing to reveal elegant fresh fruit, blackcurrant bud and eucalyptus aromas. A fresh, clean attack leads into a full, powerful and silky mid-palate, building to an incredibly long finish on notes of brioche and liquorice. An intense and stylish vintage to come back to in a few years’ time.

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The Wine Advocate 93/100

"Tasted at the château, the 2012 Montrose is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 24 September and 20 October. It underwent a particularly long maceration period between 26 and 28 days. It offers more fruit intensity than the 2011 Montrose with blackberry, raspberry and bilberry scents, quite backward and primal yet well defined. The aromatics almost mock you because returning after ten minutes, there are glimpses of underlying dried herb and mineral notes. The palate is medium-bodied, intense and very focused, clearly with more depth and sinew than the 2011, yet displaying impressive precision and energy on the finish, which bodes well for the long-term. Tasted September 2016."

"The Wine Advocate", Interim End of March 2017, robertparker.com

Neal Martin (April 2013) 90-92/100

"Tasted as a barrel sample at the chateau. The Grand Vin, representing 53% of production, is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It is being matured in 60% new oak. The nose offers plenty of fruit, perhaps even more than Cos d’Estournel with ebullient dark cherries, dark chocolate and black plum scents, although at this stage it does not have the complexity of a top Montrose. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy ripe tannins that are obviously fully ripe. It is not a complex Montrose, perhaps just a little one-dimensional compared to others. But there is certainly good volume, soft in the mouth (some prudent pumping over here in the winery) with plenty of primal black fruit to enjoy on the finish. It will probably constitute a more approachable Montrose, but it is well made."

"Wine Journal" May 2013, robertparker.com

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Data sheet

Volume 1,5l
Vintage 2012
Alcohol 13°
Allergens Contains sulphites.
Packing OWC 6 bottles
Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 57%, Merlot 37%, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Storage advice Great cellaring potential
Consumption guidelines Drink between 16 and 18°C.
Taste Dry
Producer SCEA du Château Montrose, Jean-Bernard Delmas, 33180 Saint-Estèphe, France
Bottling Mis en bouteille au Château
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