Château Montrose, 2ème cru classé 2009

RRP £200

Purchased by telecoms giants Martin and Olivier Bouygues in 2006, their reported €55 million renovations were not completed until 2013. But the former Mouton-Rothschild winemaker, Hervé Berland, did not need the new facilities to make a very fine Montrose in 2009. Supremely poised, with great breed, and that classic Montrose hint of vanillin suavity on the nose. In the mouth, a beautifully integrated, powerful fruit core, and serious tannic grip. One to lay down for longer still, but it’s all there, and it will relent eventually!

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (29%), Cabernet Franc (5%), Petit Verdot

Alcohol

13.7%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2025 - 2050

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

Médoc & Haut Médoc

Area

Saint-Estephe AOP

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Bordeaux 2009

Type of Tasting

Tasting feature

Blind

No

Tasted by

Ella Lister

UK Stockist

Crump, Richmond & Shaw

Global Stockist

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