2009 Château Montrose

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ESTÈPHE
abv 13.0%
  • 100 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 97 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • 98 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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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.
    Drink Dates: 2020-2040
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Mar 31, 2012
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 98

    For the very ripe vintage this has a herbal and wet earth nose that's very cool. Then on the palate there’s a ton of ripe cassis, polished fine tannins and a tremendous freshness powering the very long dry finish. One of the stars of the vintage that's just beginning to enter its best form. This is normally a perfect wine but perhaps not a perfect bottle? Drink or hold. (Horizontal Tasting, London, 2019)
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • 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

    Hallelujah—what a glorious nose! The deep garnet colored 2009 Montrose features beautiful Black Forest cake, licorice, crème de cassis and warm blueberries scents with hints of charcoal, truffles, tapenade and menthol plus a waft of star anise. The palate is full-bodied, rich, super concentrated and yet superbly harmonious with a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2065
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
    Issue: March 2019 Week 2
  • 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
  • Vinous | Rating: 98

    The 2009 Montrose has a taut, brilliantly defined bouquet with intense black fruit laced with crushed stone, forest floor, crushed rose petals and a touch of slate. Magnificent. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, good depth and grip, plenty of graphite locked in here with a bravura finish that indicates that this Saint-Estèphe is in for the long-haul. It may well deserve a higher score as it evolves in bottle. Everything you wish for in a Montrose. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.
    Drink Dates: 2025 - 2060
    Author: Neal Martin
    Issue: Mar 2019
  • 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)