2007 Saint-Estephe 2e Cru Classe
The 2007 Chateau Montrose shows an intense hue. The nose exudes forward notes of fresh currant, dark chocolate and blond tobacco revealed at the end of the swirl, as well as a very subtle hint of wood. The attack is forward, accessible, with very pleasant, round yet present tannins. Retro-olfaction offers cherry, raspberry, and mocha for more charm. Harmony and balance are exceptionally preserved in this Saint-Estèphe. The agreeable ensemble drinks well now and up to approximately 2025.
Parker : 92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Montrose has a crisp, earthy, tobacco-scented bouquet with sage and clove developing in the glass--clearly a Saint Estèphe that is determined to succeed in an off-vintage, which this estate is masterful at doing. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin. This bottle felt compact for this vintage, one of the few 2007s that merit decanting. However, there is undeniably plenty of freshness and a welcome touch of spice towards the finish. Linear in style, this is one of the few 2007s that should improve with bottle age. Tasted February 2017.