2000 Montrose

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ESTEPHE
  • 96 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 54739-2000-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($80-$90) Full red-ruby. Roasted, smoky aromas of blackberry, blueberry and licorice. Plush, dense and large-scaled; expands impressively in the mouth. Chocolatey-ripe but kept fresh by nicely integrated acidity. Offers lovely sweetness without going over the top. Finishes with big, dusty, horizontal tannins and lovely aromatic persistence. Offers extraordinary texture and depth of flavor for a wine with just 12.8% alcohol.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2003
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Aromas of mint, berry and licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate that is thick and rich yet refined and reserved. This is dense and well-structured, with loads of vanilla, berry and lightly roasted fruit. Powerful but still holding back. Compacted and dense.--Non-blind Chateau Montrose vertical. 15,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Originally rated 96, this wine confirmed its early rating, although again, the backwardness and still very obvious tannins suggest another 7- to 8-year wait. Dense ruby/purple, with a bouquet of blueberry, crushed rock, and some floral notes, the wine is medium to full-bodied , rich, powerful, but again very tannic and still strikingly youthful. For a wine that is already 10 years of age, it remains infantile. This blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot is indeed a special wine and should hit its prime in about 2020 and last at least 30 years afterward.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Tannins starting to soften but this is still a vigorous wine that most traditional claret lovers would want to age a bit longer.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 87

    Author: Spike
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 92

    65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Franc. This is a wine to buy only if you are young and have will power. Darkly colored with nicely pigmented legs. Laser like aromas of oak, vanilla, and mint. Classic cassis and black cherry flavors. Quite tannic (fruit and wood) and tight right now but the wine shows good length in its finish.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2025+
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 94

    A special 2000 in my opinion and getting better. Full of great depth of fruit with light acidity, coming around nicely.
    Author: Stephen G41
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Opening up nicely now, still young, but fairly amazaing. Hard to imagine waiting five more years. Blueberry, crushed rock, floral, casis, soft mouthfeel, balanced. A trimuph. Bordeaux at its best. Open 4 hours, decanted. You will be truly amazed. Save some for the chocolate desert.
    Author: Daddy
  • Self | Rating:

    This is on par with the 1990 Montrose vintage. It may be better. I like it but in my opinion needs another 10 to 15 years. 95 points. I decline to comment due to its infancy.
    Author: Gregory W634
  • Self | Rating: 93

    this wine is still young and developing, but is showing its huge promise. with 30-45 minutes to breathe, it is fully enjoyable with a balance of tannins and dark fruits with notes of earth, leather and dark chocolate.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2030
    Author: dozman3
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Young
    Author: marv
Located in the heart of the Saint-Estephe appellation, Second Growth classified Chateau Montrose has been in the hands of the Charmoule family for over 100 years. The family has continued to follow age-old winemaking traditions of the Medoc with spectacular results. The vineyards also benefit from the mild microclimate created by the nearby Gironde estuary, which helps temper the climate, ensuring the grapes ripen under ideal conditions. Considered one of the top Saint-Estephe producers, Chateau Montrose is prized for its classic Claret style wines, big fruit and full structure. The wines are also known for their incredibly tannic nature, allowing them to stand up to years of aging. Chateau Montrose makes a second wine called La Dame de Montrose.

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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 4151 bottles owned
  • 495 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 495 collectors)