CHÂTEAU MONTROSE

2004 2ème Cru Classé Saint Estèphe

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Grapes Cab Franc, Cab Sauv, Merlot
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
District Left Bank
Sub-district Haut Médoc
Village Saint Estèphe
Classification 2ème Cru Classé

Very deep colour. Inviting nose of deep black fruit. Liquid, fresh and flowing, not massive but no lack of mouthfilling volume. Cassis and spice, fresh berries, black fruit, blueberries. Brilliant definition, lots of length, with tannins - of which there is a considerable concentration - only really showing right at the end. Another brilliant Montrose. 'Side by side the 2004 has more body and length than the 2003 in both wines' says the régisseur, M. de la Garrigue. Rating: 93+ L&S (Apr 2005)

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Fine concentration of red and black fruis on the nose - a very good natural intensity and depth. Moderate tannins give some structure, leading to a medium to intense finish. A classic Médoc. Drinking range: 2014 - 2022 Rating: 90+ Decanter Magazine (Sep 2014)

An impressive effort for the vintage, the 2004 Montrose possesses a deep ruby/purple-tinged color as well as a sweet nose of black fruits intermixed with notions of smoke, cold steel, earth, and subtle background wood. With excellent texture, a sweet ripeness, medium to full body, and moderate tannin, it should drink well for 15+ years. Drink 2007-2022 Rating: 91 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com (Dec 2010)

Deep, bright ruby-red. Sexy, ripe aromas of currant, black plum, raspberry, smoked meat, mocha, jasmine, black olive and earth. Smooth in texture but vinous and bright, with a penetrating character to the flavors of plum, currant, mocha and tobacco. Finishes bright and fresh, with dusty, tactile tannins and a classic St. Estephe medicinal note. This tightened up with aeration. Rating: 91 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (May 2007)

Château Montrose

St Estèphe Deuxième cru 1855 Wine production St Estèphe developed much later than further south in the Haut-Médoc - indeed, the vineyards of Château Montrose were not planted until 1815, when it was then part of the Calon-Ségur estate. Only 40 years later, not only had Montrose seperated from its parent, it had surpassed it, being one of only two St Estèphe estates to be awarded 2nd Growth status in the 1855 classification. Montrose sits nearer the river than Cos d'Estournel on classic Haut-Médoc gravel soil - the last outcrop as you head north. The 65ha of vines are 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The Grand Vin spends 18 months in wood (70% new). A second wine was introduced in 1983 - La Dame de Montrose - aged in wood for 12 months (20% new). Montrose is a noted performer in weaker vintages, possibly because of a generous micro-climate which allows slightly earlier picking than most of the Haut-Médoc. The wines age brilliantly.

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