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    Chateau Montrose (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends - St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

    Ratings

    • RP95
    • WS94
    Price: $299.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 The Wine Advocate, 94 Wine Spectator, 93 International Wine Cellar, 93 Wine & Spirits

    Region: St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 13%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 116397

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 1996 vintage of this wine was ranked #8 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1999

    Color: Dense, deep, almost black The nose is still closed: black fruits, spices, chocolate. Complex palate, long, rich, powerful, cherry, cocoa, licorice, tobacco brown, prune This is a very big wine, full and very structured, with nice length, the tannins are very robust, with great aging potential.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2005 Montrose is an exceptionally tannic, broodingly backward offering displaying a dense ruby/purple color along with a provocative perfume of crushed rocks, flowers, cassis, black raspberries, and blueberries. It continues to add weight and richness, good traits considering the substantial, forbiddingly high tannin levels and zesty acidity. If you are over the age of fifty, this backward, powerful wine will probably be more enjoyable to your descendants. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040+

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Black licorice and blackberry aromas, with hints of mineral, lead to a full-bodied palate. Very chewy, with loads of tannins, yet this follows through with beautifully ripe fruit, mineral and mint. Fascinating. Best after 2012. 25,555 cases made.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Good bright ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of plum, flint and nutty oak. Large-scaled, rich and explosive, offering impressive volume and a sensation of power. The ripeness here verges on syrupy and this lush, round wine may well need a decade to lose some of its baby fat and assume its adult shape. The big, ripe tannins coat the teeth.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    This is so big it is blinding, a storm of mineral tannin and plum-skin extract. The volume is turned up high, and even as the tannic noise factor begins to diminish with days of air, the wine is still closed tight. The comportment of its power shows this to be a wine from a great terroir; the property, in fact, has some parallels to Latour, with its similarly shaped gravel promontory above the Gironde. Montrose consistently grows one of the staunchest, long-lived wines of the Médoc and though accommodations have been made in recent years to soften it, the tannic index in February 2006 read at 82, a force to reckon with over the decades to come.

    93 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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