ready-keep2005 Ch. Montrose, St Estèphe

Product: 62052B
  • The Wine Advocate
    97/100
  • Robert Parker
    94+/100
  • Jancin Robinson
    18.5/20
  • Ready, but will keep

Description

As big as ever, Montrose has made a real tour de force in 2005, although it is very much an iron fist in a velvet glove. It is a dense wine with enormous tannins, but the latter are cloaked by sweet, concentrated, ripe cassis and plum fruits. It is only on the incredibly long finish (a real feature of the 2005s) that they really reveal themselves, but even then they are very fine. This is not just a brute though, it has great charm and grace. The 65% Cabernet Sauvignon really comes through and helps give the wine that wonderful earthy St Estèphe personality.

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{vintage}1996{vintage}
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[]The Wine Advocate:: 97/100
[]Robert Parker:: 94+/100    
[]Jancin Robinson:: 18.5/20    
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Bottle Price 75cl $1,315.00
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