A Great Saint-Estephe from an exceptional vintage
2018 will be remembered as one of the vintages that marked the history of Chateau Montrose, the prestigious Grand Cru Classe of Saint-Estephe, located on the Left Bank of Bordeaux.
The 2018 vintage marks the beginning of the estate vineyard’s transition to organic viticulture. A year of many challenges, 2018 brought with it significant pressure from parasites, with mildew arising after many rainy days in a row. However, the weather conditions that followed made it possible for the fruit to fully ripen and become concentrated in flavor.
The Chateau Montrose 2018 is made from a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Already, at the en primeur stage, the Chateau Montrose 2018 promises to be one of the great vintages ever produced at the estate, one that combines the fruity profile of 2009 with the precision of 2016.
Parker : 96-98 / 100
J. Suckling : 98-99 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Composed of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, harvested from September 17 to October 5, the 2018 Montrose has a very deep purple-black color and opens with tantalizing notes of crème de cassis, Black Forest cake, hoisin and mocha with nuances of molten licorice, fertile loam, cast iron pan and incense. Big, rich, full and powerful in the mouth, the voluptuous fruit has a rock-solid backbone of very firm, very ripe tannins to match with tons of freshness and an epically long, exotic spice finish. A magnificent monster of a Montrose!