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Chateau Montrose 2000

Bordeaux - Second GrowthSaint-Estephe - Red - 12.5°
Chateau Montrose 2000
$390 1 Bottle (750ML)
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Parker : 94+ / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the vertical in London, the question was whether the 2000 Montrose would be paradigmatic of a vintage whereby the wines have remained sullen and broody in their youth. On this occasion, to my surprise I found it more open than the 2005 (which admittedly is not saying that it's open for business!). It is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot picked from 22 September to 7 October. I afforded it a couple of hours in the glass and it responded with plenty of pure ripe blackberry and raspberry fruit, hints of cold slate and even charcoal emerging with time. The palate is not as complex as the aforementioned 2005, yet there is wonderful backbone and focus; towards the finish there is a sense of suppleness and refinement that might make this absolutely delicious in 5-7 years' time. Perhaps the 2000 has been usurped by subsequent releases in 2005, 2009 and 2010, but do not be surprised if it evolves into a regal Montrose. Tasted June 2016.
BordeauxSaint-Estephe
Alcohol
12.5

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

J. Robinson
17,5

R. Gabriel
19

Wine Spectator
96

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Appellation
Saint-Estephe

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Montrose

Region
Bordeaux

Environment
Sustainable

Parker
94+

On Special
No

Classification
Second Growth

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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