HDH Wine

2017 Château Montrose

St-Estèphe, 2me cru classé
(OWC)

PRICE:
$1,082.00 per Imperial (6L)

SIZE:
6L imp

AVAILABLE:
2 Imperials (6L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"...flamboyant core of black cherry preserves, warm cassis and baked plums with hints of red currant jelly, dark chocolate, licorice, cardamom and chargrill plus a gentle waft of candied violets..." (98 points) Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2020
(WA, 03/16/2020)

Rating: 98


"Extremely aromatic with currant, wild-herb and fresh-violet aromas. This is regal cabernet sauvignon at its finest. The palate has unwaveringly long and defined tannins that carry such fresh, piercingly pure, redcurrant and cassis flavors. A twin to the superb 2015? A blend of 76% cabernet sauvignon, 20% merlot, 3% cabernet franc and 1% petit verdot." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 01/10/2020)

Rating: 97


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(AG, 03/05/2020)

Rating: 95+


"The 2017 Montrose was so impressive from barrel and now, bottled since July, it continues to put in a strong case for being one of the best Left Bank wines. It has a very pure and intoxicating bouquet with intense blackberry, light cassis, juniper and violet aromas, almost Margaux-like in terms of personality. Although there is a patina of new oak after bottling, it is in sync with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip on the entry. Tightly wound at the moment but supremely well focused, this is a classic Montrose, "cool" and reserved, demonstrating impressive tension and precision towards the finish. It will require less time in bottle than the 2016 for example, so broach this superb Saint-Estèphe after five or six years and then it will give 25 to 30 years of drinking pleasure, and knowing Montrose, probably longer. Tasted twice with consistent notes." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 02/06/2020)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2024-2050


"Deep crimson. Sober but intense black fruit. On the palate, elegant and attractive dusty character, incredibly fine tannins, so supple, refined, juicy and long. Not opulent but not at all dry. Should have a long drinking window." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/27/2018)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2025-2045


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