Needs a good 3 hours of decanting to add a lot more flesh and softness to this fairly youthful treat.
Colour: Deep dark ruby garnet, violet reflections, broader brightening of the rim,
Nose: Delicate earthy spice on the nose, dark berry fruit, finely mineralized.
Palate: Firm texture on the palate, dark chocolate, fresh, sweet berries, already shows a great length, very typical terroir note, sweet core. Has enormous potential. Chateau Montrose continues its terrific streak of success.
Grape Varieties: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot
Awards: 94pts – Wine Spectator; 97pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
History of Montrose
The story of Montrose, written by 3 families of owners over two centuries, is a reflection of their spirit, marked by their pursuit of excellence and by legendary vintages. As pioneers in the Médoc, visionary builders and astute managers, they tended and got the best out of its unique terroir. It is they who laid the foundations to which Montrose now owes its image and its unique place in the world of great wines.
Succeeding three generations of the Charmolüe family, Martin and Olivier Bouygues acquired Château Montrose in 2006. “The past deserves great respect. We will modernise if that is good for the quality of the wine and the environment, but we respect history. ” – Martin Bouygues