2008 Saint-Estephe 2e Cru Classe from Bordeaux
The 2008 Chateau Montronse is a luscious and generous wine from Saint-Estephe appellation. The vintage reveals a deep purple hue as well as straight, full, and intense nose. The red fruit turns into neat black fruit, very expressive, and delicious. The palate offers balance between creamy and fruity -very aromatic- and complex, yet precise and elegant tannins, as wells as gracious sap. The finish carries absolute precision, adding exceptional sweetness to this wine: great keep potential of up to 2040.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the château, the 2008 Montrose is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 29 September and 15 October. It has a far superior bouquet compared to the underperforming 2006 with black fruit, minerals, fern and briary. It is very composed, almost understated, yet clearly with great potential. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, a fine line of acidity, powerful for the finish but with impressive mineralité and tension on the persistence finish. It is quite an audacious 2008 and one of the finest wines of the vintage. Tasted September 2016.