Château Montrose 2011, Saint-Estèphe 2° Grand Cru Classé - DM 3L - Parker 90
A fine and elegant robe, with beautiful intense and dark garnet. The nose, powerful and harmonious, is pleasantly woody. Aerated, it reveals lightly toasted aromas, followed with hints of ripe fruits and liquorice. The palate is full and soft with tight tannins and a light sweetness. The after-taste is long and harmonious.
The Wine Advocate
"A strong effort, the 2011 Montrose exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to abundant black currant and boysenberry fruit notes intermixed with white chocolate, damp earth, truffle and camphor. Medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin and impressive concentration, this blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot hit nearly 13% natural alcohol (relatively high in Bordeaux, but lower than the 13.2% in 2009 and 13.8% in 2010). The 2011 should drink well for 15 or more years. The harvest at Montrose was held between September 2-27, and only a tiny parcel in the southern sector of the vineyard was touched by the hail storm that swept through the Pauillac / St.-Estephe border on September 1."
"Lovely restrained fragrance of Cabernet fruit with an iron backbone, classic depth and firmness of a great Montrose."
|Packing||OWC 1 bottle|
|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|