Montrose, Saint-Estèphe 1500ml 2004France, Bordeaux
The name ‘Montrose’ means ‘pink hill’ and refers to the pink-purple bloom that once grew where the château stands today. The second growth Château Montrose was bought in 2006 by the billionaire Bouygues brothers. Thereafter, the château underwent major renovations and was transformed at a huge cost. With the changes, Montrose now obtains their energy through the use of solar, wind and water and sophisticated geothermal energy systems. This 95-hectare property is known for its powerful, full-bodied Bordeaux wines.
‘Tasted at the château, the 2004 Montrose is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 24 September and 15 October. It has a foursquare but precise bouquet that unfolds in the glass to offer brambly red berry fruit, tar, undergrowth and cedar aromas. There is a touch of mint that emerges with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with tannins that gently grip. It is more savory than other vintages: hints of bacon fat and bell pepper towards the harmonious finish that lingers nicely in the mouth. Probably earlier drinking that other vintages, yet this Montrose has personality and will give drinking pleasure for 15-20 years. Tasted September 2016.’ – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 92/100
'Dark-colored, with beautiful spice, blackberry and licorice aromas. Full-bodied, round and velvety, with wonderful balance and a long, long finish. This is a Montrose that caresses your palate. Best after 2011.' – James Suckling, Wine Spectator, 92/100
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