Chateau Montrose Saint Estèphe 2005

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SKU 00381


This supremely reliable and traditional estate has been called the 'Latour of Saint-Estèphe' and is considered by many collectors and critics to be producing First-Growth quality, extremely ageworthy wines. 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, full-bodied wine. In the 2005, the wine is super tannic and concentrated, and will require decanting for several hours if opened between 2015-2020. A massive blockbuster!
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Estephe
Brand Chateau Montrose
Alcohol/vol 13.2%
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorBlack licorice and blackberry aromas, with hints of mineral, lead to a full-bodied palate. Very chewy, with loads of tannins, yet this follows through with beautifully ripe fruit, mineral and mint. Fascinating. Best after 2012.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008
  • wa94+

Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Montrose has a saturated purple color. As backward as one would expect of a St.-Estèphe, it offers notes of sweet blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, earth, graphite and spice. It is medium to full-bodied, moderately tannic, and still a decade away from prime-time drinkability. This 30+ year wine is clearly outstanding, but not one of the vintage's most prodigious efforts.

Robert Parker, June 2015