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    Chateau Montrose (Futures Pre-sale) 2011

    Ratings

    • WE96
    • WS94
    Price: $117.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 Wine Enthusiast, 94 Wine Spectator, 93 The Wine Advocate, 93 International Wine Cellar, 93 James Suckling

    Region: St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 13%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 116424

    Critical Acclaim:

    Powerful yet still fruity, this is a true wine of 2011. It shows dark tannins and juicy fruit in equal measure. The wine has weight, complexity and power. A real success.
    Barrel Sample: 94-96 Points

    96 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    This has aromatic range and depth of fruit, offering enticing dark currant, plum and blackberry notes that show lots of savory herb and racy chalk notes, with a long, gravelly finish. A terrific effort in one of the more heterogeneous appellations of the vintage.
    Barrel Sample: 91-94 Points

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator

    A strong effort, the 2011 Montrose exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to abundant black currant and boysenberry fruit notes intermixed with white chocolate, damp earth, truffle and camphor. Medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin and impressive concentration, this blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot hit nearly 13% natural alcohol (relatively high in Bordeaux, but lower than the 13.2% in 2009 and 13.8% in 2010). The 2011 should drink well for 15 or more years.
    Barrel Sample: 91-93 Points

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Deep ruby-purple. Mineral notes complicate scents of fresh blackcurrant and cedar. Dense and pure on entry, then almost austere in the middle, showing very refined flavors of crystallized blackcurrant and juicy blackberry. Finishes with rising, noble tannins and a minty edge. Only 44% of total production (rather than normal 65%) went into the grand vin because the cabernets didn't produce as much. Note that since 2007 more of the estate's cabernet franc and petit verdot are going into the flagship wine; in fact, Glumineau plans to remove some merlot and add more cabernet franc.
    Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Elegant and racy wine with blueberry, blackberry and mineral aromas. Full to medium body, with fine tannins. Pretty length. Like the 2008, but with less acidity. 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot.
    Barrel Sample: 92-93 Points

    93 Points
    James Suckling
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