Chateau Montrose St. Estephe 2000 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Chateau Montrose St. Estephe 2000

  • ws96
  • wa95+
Chateau Montrose St. Estephe 2000
Save $124.00 (24%)

SKU 05887

750ml Bottle

Like all Saint-Estephe great growths, Chateau Montrose wines are deep coloured and powerful, with good backbone. They have a complex bouquest and great elegance, with a fine, tannic background. They withstand the test of time extraordinarily well.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe
Brand Chateau Montrose
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorAromas of mint, berry and licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate that is thick and rich yet refined and reserved. This is dense and well-structured, with loads of vanilla, berry and lightly roasted fruit. Powerful but still holding back. Compacted and dense.--Non-blind Château Montrose vertical. Best after 2010.

James Suckling, 2006
  • wa95+

Wine AdvocateOriginally rated 96, this wine confirmed its early rating, although again, the backwardness and still very obvious tannins suggest another 7- to 8-year wait. Dense ruby/purple, with a bouquet of blueberry, crushed rock, and some floral notes, the wine is medium to full-bodied , rich, powerful, but again very tannic and still strikingly youthful. For a wine that is already 10 years of age, it remains infantile. This blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot is indeed a special wine and should hit its prime in about 2020 and last at least 30 years afterward.

Robert Parker, June 2010