2009 Chateau Montrose

Red Bordeaux Blend

France / Bordeaux / Medoc / Saint-Estephe

$330
RP 100
V 98
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Deuxieme Grand Cru

2009 Chateau Montrose, Saint-Estephe, France

Main characteristics of the vintage
Episodes of regular rain and warm temperature characterize the first six months of the year 2009. Nevertheless, the key-phases of the vine’s growing cycle (blossoming and setting of the vine) developed in excellent conditions. This year again, the unique soil of Montrose helped us fight against the parasitic disease, gratefully to the draining gravelly soil along with the oceanic air that sweeps and dries away the vineyard.
The summer settled a hot and dry weather until the early fall, allowing the berry to gain volume and change colour. That authorized us to be patient with confidence and serenity for the grape to reach optimal maturity.
Our obsession was to find the balance so fragile between the perfect maturity of the berries (sugar, tannin) and the freshness of the juice extended by an acidity that we controlled daily. All these factors foreshadowed an exceptional vintage of grand quality.
The tasting of the juice, then of the wine, rapidly convinced us of the extraordinary quality the vintage 2009 was reserving us. It is also important to stress on the homogeneous and valuable soil of Montrose.

Period of harvest
September 17th – October 5th

Blend

  • Cabernet-Sauvignon: 65 %
  • Merlot: 29 %
  • Cabernet franc: 5 %
  • Petit Verdot: 1 %

Tasting notes
Deep and dense, dark colour with dark ruby tints.
The nose is complex with morello, core of cherry and blackberry. It delivers notes of citron and spices (saffron).
Aromas of redcurrant, cassis, morello, cocoa and liquorice develop on the palate.
Supple and long-lasting finish on neat, coated and very precise tannins.
Complex, balanced and harmonious wine. The tasting reveals very homogeneous, soft and silky.
Incredibly long finish.

2009 Chateau Montrose

RP 100

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Hallelujah—what a glorious nose! The deep garnet colored 2009 Montrose features beautiful Black Forest cake, licorice, crème de cassis and warm blueberries scents with hints of charcoal, truffles, tapenade and menthol plus a waft of star anise. The palate is full-bodied, rich, super concentrated and yet superbly harmonious with a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Issue date March 14, 2019. Drinking window: 2020-2065.
V 98

Vinous

(Rating 98+) The 2009 Montrose has a taut, brilliantly defined bouquet with intense black fruit laced with crushed stone, forest floor, crushed rose petals and a touch of slate. Magnificent. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, good depth and grip, plenty of graphite locked in here with a bravura finish that indicates that this Saint-Estèphe is in for the long-haul. It may well deserve a higher score as it evolves in bottle. Everything you wish for in a Montrose. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. Reviewed by Neal Martin. Tasting date: February 2019. Drinking window 2025-2060.

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RP 100

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Hallelujah—what a glorious nose! The deep garnet colored 2009 Montrose features beautiful Black Forest cake, licorice, crème de cassis and warm blueberries scents with hints of charcoal, truffles, tapenade and menthol plus a waft of star anise. The palate is full-bodied, rich, super concentrated and yet superbly harmonious with a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Issue date March 14, 2019. Drinking window: 2020-2065.
V 98

Vinous

(Rating 98+) The 2009 Montrose has a taut, brilliantly defined bouquet with intense black fruit laced with crushed stone, forest floor, crushed rose petals and a touch of slate. Magnificent. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, good depth and grip, plenty of graphite locked in here with a bravura finish that indicates that this Saint-Estèphe is in for the long-haul. It may well deserve a higher score as it evolves in bottle. Everything you wish for in a Montrose. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. Reviewed by Neal Martin. Tasting date: February 2019. Drinking window 2025-2060.

2009 Chateau Montrose, Saint-Estephe, France

Main characteristics of the vintage
Episodes of regular rain and warm temperature characterize the first six months of the year 2009. Nevertheless, the key-phases of the vine’s growing cycle (blossoming and setting of the vine) developed in excellent conditions. This year again, the unique soil of Montrose helped us fight against the parasitic disease, gratefully to the draining gravelly soil along with the oceanic air that sweeps and dries away the vineyard.
The summer settled a hot and dry weather until the early fall, allowing the berry to gain volume and change colour. That authorized us to be patient with confidence and serenity for the grape to reach optimal maturity.
Our obsession was to find the balance so fragile between the perfect maturity of the berries (sugar, tannin) and the freshness of the juice extended by an acidity that we controlled daily. All these factors foreshadowed an exceptional vintage of grand quality.
The tasting of the juice, then of the wine, rapidly convinced us of the extraordinary quality the vintage 2009 was reserving us. It is also important to stress on the homogeneous and valuable soil of Montrose.

Period of harvest
September 17th – October 5th

Blend

  • Cabernet-Sauvignon: 65 %
  • Merlot: 29 %
  • Cabernet franc: 5 %
  • Petit Verdot: 1 %

Tasting notes
Deep and dense, dark colour with dark ruby tints.
The nose is complex with morello, core of cherry and blackberry. It delivers notes of citron and spices (saffron).
Aromas of redcurrant, cassis, morello, cocoa and liquorice develop on the palate.
Supple and long-lasting finish on neat, coated and very precise tannins.
Complex, balanced and harmonious wine. The tasting reveals very homogeneous, soft and silky.
Incredibly long finish.

2009 Chateau Montrose

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