2004 Château Montrose

  • 91 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 54739-2004

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  • Rating:

    Still a Charmolue production at this stage, with a label very like that shown here. Light but true, classic, classy nose. Very well balanced and sophisticated. This is rolling with the vintage, not fighting it, and the end result is a pretty beautiful classic claret. Not for modernists though.
  • Rating: 91

    ($52-$70) Deep, bright ruby-red. Sexy, ripe aromas of currant, black plum, raspberry, smoked meat, mocha, jasmine, black olive and earth. Smooth in texture but vinous and bright, with a penetrating character to the flavors of plum, currant, mocha and tobacco. Finishes bright and fresh, with dusty, tactile tannins and a classic St. Estephe medicinal note. This tightened up with aeration.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Rating: 91

    An impressive effort for the vintage, the 2004 Montrose possesses a deep ruby/purple-tinged color as well as a sweet nose of black fruits intermixed with notions of smoke, cold steel, earth, and subtle background wood. With excellent texture, a sweet ripeness, medium to full body, and moderate tannin, it should drink well for 15+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Dark-colored, with beautiful spice, blackberry and licorice aromas. Full-bodied, round and velvety, with wonderful balance and a long, long finish. This is a Montrose that caresses your palate.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 18

    Author: cinnamon
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Gregg F
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Koby
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Beautiful wine. Elegant, quality. Restrained fruits but yet ripe and giving. Cherries, berries, herbs, balanced tannins and acidity. Will reward patient drinkers... cellar for another 10 years before trying again (if you can wait that long)
    Drink Dates: 2016-2031
    Author: vince389
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Still massive tannins which just won't soften. However, this has a huge potential with good fruits, good level of acidity and multi-layer structure makes this a potential future stunner with maybe 4-5 additional years of cellaring.
    Author: cmin
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Still young but already giving a lot of pleasure now. Classic and traditional as far as balance and roundness are concerned, not too woody, very fine wine.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2019
    Author: Tato
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Took a chance on this with a great friend visiting from out of town. This was absolutely thrilling. Textbook, deep Bordeaux nose and very dark color. For a 2004, this was |thick| and just amazing to drink with steak. Tannins well integrated into the full bodied wine with a beautiful nose. Kicking myself I didn't buy more of this. Plenty of life left in the wine so no rush at all.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2025
    Author: Tphilca
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

  • 1313 bottles owned
  • 255 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 255 collectors)