Château MontRosé 2010
"A perfumed and pure Montrose, with lots of currants, berries and spices that evolve to chocolate and light coffee. Full body, with super racy tannins and bright and clean finish. Very fine and structured." James Suckling
|Grape Blend||Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Merlot 37%, Cabernet Franc 9%, Petit Verdot 1%|
Château Montrose 2010 comes from a great Bordeaux vintage and was purchased in its original wooden case.
Montrose's success, as ever, was based on low yields. This is a classic Montrose style with incredible extract and its signature crème de cassis dimension.
Montrose is enjoying a grand period in its history. Over recent years it has been arguably the most reliable of all Saint-Estèphe Cru Classés: accounting for muscular, masculine fine red Bordeaux wines.
2010 was another great Bordeaux vintage, following on from the sensational 2009 vintage, and it may well end up the equal of both 2005 and 2009, with so many wines showing a perfect balance of fruit, tannins, acidity and alcohol.
"This is considered to be among the greatest vintages ever made in Montrose, right up with the 1929, 1945, 1947, 1959, 1961, 1989, 1990 and 2009. Harvest was October 15 to 17. The wine has really come on since I last tasted it, and it needs at least another 10 years of cellaring. The blend was 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine is opaque black/blue, with an incredible nose of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, with hints of incense, licorice, and acacia flowers. Tannins are incredibly sweet and very present. The wine is full-bodied, even massive, with great purity, depth and a finish that goes on close to a minute. This is a 50- to 75-year-old wine that will repay handsomely those with good aging genes." Robert Parker
"A perfumed and pure Montrose, with lots of currants, berries and spices that evolve to chocolate and light coffee. Full body, with super racy tannins and bright and clean finish. Very fine and structured. A balance and freshness to it all as well as beautiful form and tension." James Suckling