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St-Estèphe, 2me cru classéEx-negociant
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$110.00 per Bottle
"The first vintage under new owner Martin Bouygues,who convinced Jean-Bernard Delmas to come out of retirement to produce this wine, the 2006 Montrose is an undeniable success. A blend of approximately two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, one-third Merlot, and a tiny dollop of Petit Verdot, the most dramatic difference between the 2006, and wines made by the previous administration is that Jean Delmas produces wines with sweeter, silkier tannins, although analytically, they are as high as those found in the great Montrose vintages of the past. The 2006 is extraordinarily elegant and finesse-styled, but it exhibits stunningly concentrated, sweet blackberry and cassis fruit with hints of flowers and minerals. Full-bodied with a savory, expansive mid-palate as well as sweet, noble tannins, this beauty will benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age, and should drink well for 20-25+ years." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #181
Drink from: 2012-2037
"There's currant, spice, chocolate and berry character on the nose. Deep, complex and full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. A solid wine. Chewy. Best after 2014." Wine Spectator
Drink from: 2014+
"Aromatic with a bit of spice and interest. Quite juicy fruit and well judged. There is life here even if it is a little lean. (First vintage of the new regime.)" JancisRobinson.com
Drink from: 2013-2020
"Dense, closed nose but ripe fruit there; rich, firm, tannic, elegance; a fine, sweet core of very refined fruit within firm, fine-textured tannin; long, aromatic, complex, aristocratic wine, mouth-coating, persistent, powerful yet restrained; great scope, great firmness, lovely ripe fruit, very mineral aromatics, and very long to finish; pure and fine. The influence of Jean Delmas, from Haut-Brion, clear in this, his first vintage here. Harmonious, complete, very good indeed. Needs a decade in bottle at least." Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 30
Drink from: 2020-2035