2010 Château Montrose, 2ème Cru St Estèphe

Château Montrose, Bordeaux Wine Region, France

Bordeaux blend, Drinking Now 2040+

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Bottle 75cl

Case of 12 x 75cl £1,872.00

Tasting Notes

This is a monumental wine with incredibly complex aromas. Dark fruit characters give way to notes of minerals, roasted coffee and chocolate. Impenetrable at first, there is a masses of rich fruit on the palate behind the firm, almost austere structure. The tannins are bold, but beautifully ripe, and there is a lively vein of acidity which runs through until the end. This wine will be sensational when it all comes together but it will need twenty years or more. Drink 2025 - 2050

Reviews & Scores

2010 Montrose: Jean Delmas believes this is one of the all-time great wines of Montrose, comparable to the 2009, 1990, 1989, 1959, 1947, 1945 and 1929. The 2010 harvest took place between September 27 and October 15, and the final blend is 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot that achieved 13.75% natural alcohol, a fraction above the 2009's 13.7%. Somewhat reminiscent of the 1989, only even inkier and richer, the 2010 boasts a dense purple color along with glorious aromatics of blueberries, boysenberries, black currants and a crushed chalk-like minerality. The tannins are less intrusive than I would have suspected for such a young Montrose, but they are unquestionably ripe and well-integrated. Deep, full-bodied and massive, this beauty should be at its finest between 2018-2050.
Robert Parker

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