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2003 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 »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2032

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author polochon
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Tasted On 12/11/2013


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Author Daddy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.667%
Tasted On 12/09/2012
Drink Dates 2012-2032

Still quite a young wine but beginning to open. Opened for 6 hours, decanted. An excellent example of Montrose with dark fruit, indigo color, a strong tannic backbone, showing casis, tabacco, a bit of asian spice. Has miles to go.

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Author kyball
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.429%
Tasted On 07/14/2012
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Author Stephen G41
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.161%
Tasted On 10/02/2011
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Author Kiki
Site / Blog  Trust Rating 97.778%
Tasted On 06/27/2011
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completley insipid wine. thin, over rated, no fruit, dumb.

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Author taipanli
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.034%
Tasted On 08/23/2010

Far too young. Still in development. Tannins still dominate but structure is clearly present. Not an unpleasant drink at this stage but this needs at least another 5 years. No score.

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Author VinoDeparture
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.423%
Tasted On 05/14/2010
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Author dave1161
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 13.399%
Tasted On 12/24/2008
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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.154%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

The big leagues have officially named their captain. Brooding nose of bay leaf, grilled meat, spicebox, purple fruits, currants and tobacco were surreal in their purity and penetration. What a powerfully FULL body! Rich, cashmere textures surrounded leather and mocha coated black currant fruit in seamless fashion. Phenomenal weight, symmetry and grace.

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Author John Hunt
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Tasted On 10/09/2005
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Created  Dec 22, 2009
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