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2009 Château Montrose

St-Estèphe, 2me cru classé
(OWC)

Earliest anticipated arrival is November 2018; ex-château; recent library release help
 
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PRICE:
$4,025.00 per Case of Bottles

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
1 case of Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"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." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 03/01/2012)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2022


"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. Best from 2020 through 2040. 17,000 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2012)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2020-2040


"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." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2012)

Rating: 97


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