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2000 Montrose Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Estephe - Red - Second Growth

France - Bordeaux - St Estephe

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
Producer Notes

Located in the heart of the Saint-Estephe appellation, Second Growth classified Chateau Montrose has been in the hands of the Charmoule family for over 100 years. The family has continued to follow age-old winemaking traditions of the Medoc with spectacular results. The vineyards also benefit from the mild microclimate created by the nearby Gironde estuary, which helps temper the climate,... More »

Score
93
JR 17.5
WA 95+
WS 96
IWC 94
Drink Dates
Comm: 2014-2026 WA: 2020-2050 WS: 2010+
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IWC 94
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 108

($80-$90) Full red-ruby. Roasted, smoky aromas of blackberry, blueberry and licorice. Plush, dense and large-scaled; expands impressively in the mouth. Chocolatey-ripe but kept fresh by nicely integrated acidity. Offers lovely sweetness without going over the top. Finishes with big, dusty, horizontal tannins and lovely aromatic persistence. Offers extraordinary texture and depth of flavor for a wine with just 12.8% alcohol.

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JR 17.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2012-2028

Tannins starting to soften but this is still a vigorous wine that most traditional claret lovers would want to age a bit longer.

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WA 95+
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 189
Drink Dates 2020-2050

Originally rated 96, this wine confirmed its early rating, although again, the backwardness and still very obvious tannins suggest another 7- to 8-year wait. Dense ruby/purple, with a bouquet of blueberry, crushed rock, and some floral notes, the wine is medium to full-bodied , rich, powerful, but again very tannic and still strikingly youthful. For a wine that is already 10 years of age, it remains infantile. This blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot is indeed a special wine and should hit its prime in about 2020 and last at least 30 years afterward.

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WS 96
Source Wine Spectator
Issue Web
Drink Dates 2010+

Aromas of mint, berry and licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate that is thick and rich yet refined and reserved. This is dense and well-structured, with loads of vanilla, berry and lightly roasted fruit. Powerful but still holding back. Compacted and dense.--Non-blind Chateau Montrose vertical. 15,000 cases made.

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Author dozman3
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.959%
Tasted On 10/16/2013
Drink Dates 2013-2028

this is a fabulous bordeaux. ready to drink but decant at least 30 minutes for it to start to open and it will improve for an hour. an almost perfect balance of tannins and fruit with a great nose and huge finish. enjoy now or hold 10 years or more.

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Author Stephen G41
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.979%
Tasted On 11/17/2012

Just reaching its drinking plateau but still pleasurable.

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Author Daddy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.429%
Tasted On 12/25/2010

Opening up nicely now, still young, but fairly amazaing. Hard to imagine waiting five more years. Blueberry, crushed rock, floral, casis, soft mouthfeel, balanced. A trimuph. Bordeaux at its best. Open 4 hours, decanted. You will be truly amazed. Save some for the chocolate desert.

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Author dave1161
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 13.725%
Tasted On 12/24/2008
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Author Spike
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 78.333%
Tasted On 08/12/2008
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Author Gregory W634
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 71.429%
Tasted On 09/08/2007

This is on par with the 1990 Montrose vintage. It may be better. I like it but in my opinion needs another 10 to 15 years. 95 points. I decline to comment due to its infancy.

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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.259%
Tasted On 10/20/2003
Drink Dates 2015-2025+

65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Franc. This is a wine to buy only if you are young and have will power. Darkly colored with nicely pigmented legs. Laser like aromas of oak, vanilla, and mint. Classic cassis and black cherry flavors. Quite tannic (fruit and wood) and tight right now but the wine shows good length in its finish.

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