Chateau Montrose Saint Estèphe 2009 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Chateau Montrose Saint Estèphe 2009

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Chateau Montrose Saint Estèphe 2009 750ml
$425.00
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$325.00

SKU 13644

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The traditional Montrose estate has been called the 'Latour of Saint-Estèphe' and is considered by many collectors and critics to be producing First-Growth quality, even though the 1855 classification designated it as a 2nd Growth. Planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, Montrose has extremely old vines, many over 50+ years old, and produces a very rich, very complex and ageworthy wine. Lots of power and body here.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe
Brand Chateau Montrose
Alcohol/vol 13.7%
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Wine AdvocateHallelujah-what a glorious nose! The deep garnet colored 2009 Montrose features beautiful Black Forest cake, licorice, crème de cassis and warm blueberries scents with hints of charcoal, truffles, tapenade and menthol plus a waft of star anise. The palate is full-bodied, rich, super concentrated and yet superbly harmonious with a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, March 2019
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Wine SpectatorA bit of a brute, with a very chewy bittersweet ganache, tobacco and roasted fig core splayed open right now by a dagger of roasted apple wood, allspice and cedar. Long and dense through the finish, with a strong singed iron edge. The stuffing is certainly there, but this will take a while to come together as it's running unbridled right now. Proves you can still get classic old-school Bordeaux. Best from 2020 through 2040. 17,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2012
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Wine EnthusiastEnormous tannins, dominant black fruit and a solid, dense structure. The wine, packed with dark fruits, dry tannins, very firm in character. With its huge tannins as well as fruit, this is a wine that really needs many years of aging.

Roger Voss, April 10, 2012