2009 Château Montrose

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ESTÈPHE
abv 13.0%
  • 100 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 97 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • 100 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 54739-2009-375-3A

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    A bit of a brute, with a very chewy bittersweet ganache, tobacco and roasted fig core splayed open right now by a dagger of roasted apple wood, allspice and cedar. Long and dense through the finish, with a strong singed iron edge. The stuffing is certainly there, but this will take a while to come together as it's running unbridled right now. Proves you can still get classic old-school Bordeaux.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 100

    Blueberries, currants and Indian spices on the nose follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a lovely finish. It's intense and refined. A beauty. It goes on for minutes. Speechless. Better and cleaner than the great 1990. Try in 2022.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 97

    Bright, deep ruby-red. Drop-dead gorgeous nose offers cassis, mineral and candied violet aromas of great depth. Enters the mouth sweet, suave, and dense, showing utterly seamless, highly complex flavors of dark berries, underbrush, minerals and cedar. For a wine with such amazing depth of flavor, this comes across as almost weightless. Though it displays the upfront fruity charm of the 2009 vintage, this is a complex, rich monster that will prove extremely ageworthy. One of the wines of the vintage, and the best young Montrose I've yet tasted. (ID)
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: July/August 2012
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    Harvested between September 17 and October 5, this wine seems always open for business, so to speak, much like the great 1982s. The summer of 2009 was very hot and dry, which got the harvest off to a reasonably early start. The blend was 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Jean Bernard Delmas' goal was to find perfect equilibrium between freshness and concentration, given its incredible opulence and the voluptuous character this vintage offered. That's what this wine has in abundance. With an astounding dense purple color, the wine has velvety, sweet tannins, and an extremely open-knit and opulent blueberry, blackberry and creme de cassis nose. There is scorched earth, vanilla and, again, telltale licorice and spice. It is unctuously textured - thicker and juicier than the 2010 and more forward. This wine should come into its own in another five years. And again, it has at least 50+ years of aging potential.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Very intense purple. Very smart oak and certainly a fine wine but it lacks a little oomph. Was the selection not strict enough? Pretty bone dry on the finish. Sucks the flesh out of the palate. Rather obdurate at the moment, though it may get there in the end.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 96

    96-98 1.5 year wait
    Author: winecellar
  • Self | Rating:

    Astoundingly inky purple in color, this promises to be big wine - but not for many years to come. Prior to release and just poured from the bottle, the nose is reticent, with dark berries, cacao, and ink most prominent. Upon entry, the entire tongue is coated with tannin - hardly any flavor is permitted to escape its grip. When this wine arrives, do not be hasty. If you can, hide it in the bowels of your cellar so that one day, decades from now, you can experience this wine in its full-flavored glory.
    Author: Kottabos
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

  • 2167 bottles owned
  • 242 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 242 collectors)