Chateau Montrose 2010

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  A case of 6 Bottles (750ML)
This is considered to be among the greatest vintages ever made in Montrose. The wine needs at least another 10 years of cellaring. The wine is opaque black/blue, with an incredible nose of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, with hints of incense, licorice, and acacia flowers. Tannins are incredibly sweet and very present. The wine is full-bodied, even massive, with great purity, depth and a finish that goes on close to a minute. This is a 50- to 75-year-old wine that will repay handsomely those with good aging genes. Robert Parker
Parker : 99 / 100
Wine Spectator : 97 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the Montrose vertical in London, the 2010 Montrose was the youngest vintage by some 115 years, but it is undeniably one of the best. It is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked from 27 September until 15 October. Deep, almost opaque in color, it has a tightly wound, arresting nose of blackberry, bilberry, crushed violets and graphite all with quite brilliant delineation. The palate is medium rather than full-bodied, laden with plenty of fruit, grippy like many 2010s with a structured, masculine and tannic finish that wards you away for another 10-15 years. However, it is still possible to admire the purity and delineation of this long-term Montrose, a wine that comes with a compulsory cellaring. Patience will be handsomely rewarded. How long can you wait? Tasted June 2016.
BordeauxSaint-Estephe
Vineyard
Medoc

Alcohol
14

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
17.5+

J. Suckling
97

R. Gabriel
19

Wine Spectator
97

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Estephe

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Montrose

Classification
Second Growth

Parker
99

Allergens
Contains sulfites