2001 Château Montrose

  • 91 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 54739-2001-750-1A

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($41-$55; blend based on 62% cabernet sauvignon) Medium red-ruby. Aromas of roasted plum and nutty oak. Fat, sweet, broad and suave, with gentle flavors of redcurrant, plum and game. Aromatic and gentle in the mouth. Long, ripe finish features substantial but sweet tannins. Lovely claret.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Mid crimson. Rather monolithic on the nose. Very dry and dense. Solidissimo! Chewy. Very like the Montrose old-fashioned stereotype. You would really need to know and love Montrose to love this rather surly wine.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Sweet and ripe fruit, with spice and tarragon. Full- to medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Refined. Almost like 1996.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Sweet notes of earth, compost, and thick, juicy black currant as well as cherry characteristics jump from the glass of this dense purple-colored 2001. Medium-bodied and rich, with moderately high tannin as well as surprising power and density, it is the most backward St.-Estephe of the vintage. A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, it requires 5-6 years of cellaring, and should drink well for 15-16.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2025-2040
    Author: Segla
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: pog
  • Self | Rating: 87

    Nose of tobacco, cedar, red currant, mocha, earth, blackberry, mint, black cherry, anise, bell pepper. On the palate, sour cherry, black currant, earth, tobacco, red currant, blackberry. Very complex. Finishes with smooth tannins and lively acidity
    Drink Dates: 2006-2016
    Author: Butler wan
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 805 bottles owned
  • 116 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 116 collectors)