Chateau Montrose 2011

 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML)

2011 Saint-Estephe 2e Cru Classe from Bordeaux

Medoc winemakers rose to the challenge and adapted to unusually compromising weather conditions. Chateau Montrose 2011 release is 63% Cabernet Sauvigon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot.

This vintage from Saint-Estèphe appellation shows a deep garnet hue. The nose exudes lightly aniseed currant with very delicate wood. The palate offers lovely length, medium-body, and red fruits that lead to a supple finish with ripe yet precise tannins. The high concentration of Cabernet Franc creates a supple structure.

Parker : 90 / 100
Wine Spectator : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the château, the 2011 Montrose is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot picked between 2-27 September. The nose does not possess the exuberance of the 2008, a little conservative and lacking personality by comparison. It does repay aeration though and after some time, there are attractive cold stone/limestone notes that begin to emerge. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, grippy tannin. It is a solid Montrose, quite stout, perhaps not the greatest fun you will ever have with a Claret, yet with admirable depth on the lightly spiced, cedar-infused finish. Whilst I prefer the 2008 Montrose, the 2011 is a decent off-vintage that should offer 20 years of drinking pleasure. Tasted September 2016.
BordeauxSaint-Estephe
Vineyard
Medoc

Alcohol
13

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
16,5

J. Suckling
92

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
93

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
90

Allergens
Contains sulfites