laying-down2010 Ch. Montrose, St Estèphe

Product: 2010-0750-02-8009942
  • The Wine Advocate
    99/100
  • Robert Parker
    100/100
  • Jancis Robinson
    18/20
  • For laying down

Description

Tasted at the Montrose vertical in London, the 2010 Montrose was the youngest vintage by some 115 years, but it is undeniably one of the best. It is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked from 27 September until 15 October. Deep, almost opaque in color, it has a tightly wound, arresting nose of blackberry, bilberry, crushed violets and graphite all with quite brilliant delineation. The palate is medium rather than full-bodied, laden with plenty of fruit, grippy like many 2010s with a structured, masculine and tannic finish that wards you away for another 10-15 years. However, it is still possible to admire the purity and delineation of this long-term Montrose, a wine that comes with a compulsory cellaring. Patience will be handsomely rewarded. How long can you wait? Tasted June 2016.
Neal Martin - 31/03/2017

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[]The Wine Advocate:: 99/100
[]Robert Parker:: 100/100
[]Jancis Robinson:: 18/20    
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Bottle Price 75cl $1,895.00
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