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Chateau Montrose 2006

Chateau Montrose 2006
$1,340 1 Imperial (6L)
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    Parker : 87? / 100
    J. Suckling : 92 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Tasted at the château, the 2006 Montrose has mostly been very inconsistent and frankly disappointing for such a consistent estate. Apart from one bottle, I have been unimpressed and there could well be a reason, given that it was a dropped catch between the change in ownership. It is a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot, picked between 18 September and 3 October. It was the first vintage where green harvesting was conducted all over the estate and yields were 41 hectoliters per hectare. Frankly, this has long been a disappointing Montrose for me and this bottle did nothing to alter that view. The nose just lacks fruité and energy, not as green as I have encountered with other bottles, but just missing personality and intensity. The palate is medium-bodied and chewy in the mouth. Where is the precision and the tension? It just feels static and for want of a better word, rather dull on the finish. Sorry, this 2006 has never done it for me. Tasted September 2016.
    BordeauxSaint-Estephe
    Alcohol
    12.5

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

    Environment
    Sustainable

    J. Robinson
    16

    J. Suckling
    92

    R. Gabriel
    19

    Revue du Vin de France
    15,5

    Wine Spectator
    93

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Saint-Estephe

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Montrose

    Classification
    Second Growth

    Parker
    87?

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

    On Special
    No

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