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2015 Château Montrose

St-Estèphe, 2me cru classé
(OWC)

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated arrival is Fall 2018. help
 
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PRICE:
$1,162.00 per Imperial (6L)

SIZE:
6L imp

AVAILABLE:
9 Imperials (6L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2015 Montrose is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 15 September and 8 October, the fruit sorted three times using three sorting tables, then an optical sorting machine and finally by hand. Matured in 65% new oak, it possesses some of the best aromatics you will find in the appéllation - billowing blackberry, cassis and boysenberry scents all beautifully defined and seamlessly integrated with the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, commendable depth and a vibrant bead of acidity that lends this Montrose tension from start to finish. The class comes through strongly in this wine, perhaps the best Saint Estèphe this year. Give this a decade in bottle, more if you can, since Montrose tends to repay cellaring." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #224
(WA, 04/27/2016)

Rating: 93-95
Drink from: 2025-2060


"Blueberry, black currant, fresh basil and lemon grass flavors. Full body, velvety tannins, clean finish. Spices. Depth." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 03/23/2016)

Rating: 93-94


"The 2015 Montrose is silky, super-finessed and nuanced, all qualities that are unusual for a wine that is usually much more of a powerhouse. Black cherry, smoke, leather, graphite, crème de cassis and licorice notes open up in the glass, yet the wine comes across as raw and not fully formed. The 2015 appeared to put on a bit of weight over the two weeks I followed it, but I don't see the depth, structure and personality of the very best versions." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/01/2016)

Rating: 90-93


"Very dark and very dramatic. Even a hint of overripeness on the nose. A little stodgy. Could do with a little more lift. A little dry at present. Clearly fashioned for the very long term. Kerpow! Very much in the style of the old Montroses in terms of sheer concentration." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/05/2016)

Rating: 17+
Drink from: 2027-2042


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