2022 Chateau Montrose

Red Bordeaux Blend

France / Bordeaux / Medoc / Saint-Estephe

$230
JD 100
RP 100
V 98
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The 1855 Classification of Medoc & Graves, Deuxieme Grand Cru

2022 Chateau Montrose, Saint-Estephe, France

Vineyard Notes
Blessed with undisputed natural assets combined with advantages nurtured over the centuries, Château Montrose has one of the region’s most privileged winegrowing terroirs. The 95-hectare (234-acres) vineyard surrounds the château, the winery and the outbuildings in a single continuous sweep, an exceptional and historically very rare feature. As well as making the vineyard easier to work, this unity means that it can be treated as a single entity, providing ideal conditions for efficient organisation and for monitoring the condition of each parcel. The Montrose terroir corresponds to what geologists call “elite cores”. Over millions of years, a complex process of geological layering resulted in the creation of outcrops, ideal for making fine wines and ensuring natural drainage towards the estuary. The soil on these terraces consists of gravel mixed with sand on the surface over a clay-rich subsoil in which natural reserves form at depth, providing the vines with the water they need. 2022 chateau montrose

Vintage Notes
The 2022 year offered us a climatic scenario close to the extremes which highlighted and brought out all the strenght and resilience of the montrose terroir. Grace and concentration reach an unprecedented level here thanks to its croup running towards the river and its deep clays whic temper the excesses. This singular alliance gives birth to a historic vintage that combines tension and balance. All the solar force is here channeled, sublimated and harmoniously transcribed.

Ageing
Matured for 18 months in 60% new French oak barrels.
Total Production Notes
This wine accounts for 35 to 40% of the total production of Château Montrose.

JD 100

Jeb Dunnuck

Rating (98 - 100) The 2022 Château Montrose is a classic blend of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance 25% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot, all of which was brought up in 60% new oak from a variety of coopers. Another absolutely brilliant wine in the vintage, it offers a saturated purple hue as well as an essence of Montrose-like bouquet of currants, blueberries, damp earth, violets, graphite, and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied, incredibly concentrated, and powerful, it nevertheless has a riveting sense of purity, precision, and finesse that's hard to believe. Given its balance and purity of fruit, as well as the quality of the tannins, it's going to offer incredible pleasure with just 4-6 years of bottle age (a decade would be best) yet be just about immortal if well stored. Reviewed by: Jeb Dunnuck, Issue date: May 2023. Drinking window: N/A.
RP 100

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Rating (99 - 100) The 2022 Montrose is such a compelling wine that assigning it a bracketed score seems a mere formality. A brilliant terroir, impeccable viticulture, perfectly timed harvest dates and judicious extraction have aligned to deliver a monument in the making, reminiscent of a far purer, more precise, modern-day version of the 1990 vintage at this address. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of dark berries, cassis, violets, iris, pencil lead and cigar wrapper, it's full-bodied, deep and authoritative, its velvety attack segueing into a layered, elegantly muscular core that's framed by supple, powdery tannins, concluding with a long, resonant finish. A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, this only confirms Montrose's status as a de facto first growth and unquestionably one of the contemporary Médoc's very greatest estates. Reviewed by: William Kelley, Issue date: April 2023. Drinking window: N/A.
V 98

Vinous

Rating (96 - 98) The 2022 Montrose is a brooding, powerful wine, as it so often is. Huge tannins wrap around a core of dark black fruit, chocolate, leather, spice, menthol and licorice. The new oak (60%) is not yet fully integrated, but then again, the 2022 is a baby. A bit of time in the glass helps the elements come together nicely. Readers will have to be exceptionally patient, as the 2022 is not likely to start drinking well until it is at least 15-20 years old. Reviewed by: Antonio Galloni, Issue date: April 2023. Drinking window: 2032 - 2062.

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  • WINEMAKER NOTES
JD 100

Jeb Dunnuck

Rating (98 - 100) The 2022 Château Montrose is a classic blend of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance 25% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot, all of which was brought up in 60% new oak from a variety of coopers. Another absolutely brilliant wine in the vintage, it offers a saturated purple hue as well as an essence of Montrose-like bouquet of currants, blueberries, damp earth, violets, graphite, and tobacco leaf. Full-bodied, incredibly concentrated, and powerful, it nevertheless has a riveting sense of purity, precision, and finesse that's hard to believe. Given its balance and purity of fruit, as well as the quality of the tannins, it's going to offer incredible pleasure with just 4-6 years of bottle age (a decade would be best) yet be just about immortal if well stored. Reviewed by: Jeb Dunnuck, Issue date: May 2023. Drinking window: N/A.
RP 100

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Rating (99 - 100) The 2022 Montrose is such a compelling wine that assigning it a bracketed score seems a mere formality. A brilliant terroir, impeccable viticulture, perfectly timed harvest dates and judicious extraction have aligned to deliver a monument in the making, reminiscent of a far purer, more precise, modern-day version of the 1990 vintage at this address. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of dark berries, cassis, violets, iris, pencil lead and cigar wrapper, it's full-bodied, deep and authoritative, its velvety attack segueing into a layered, elegantly muscular core that's framed by supple, powdery tannins, concluding with a long, resonant finish. A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, this only confirms Montrose's status as a de facto first growth and unquestionably one of the contemporary Médoc's very greatest estates. Reviewed by: William Kelley, Issue date: April 2023. Drinking window: N/A.
V 98

Vinous

Rating (96 - 98) The 2022 Montrose is a brooding, powerful wine, as it so often is. Huge tannins wrap around a core of dark black fruit, chocolate, leather, spice, menthol and licorice. The new oak (60%) is not yet fully integrated, but then again, the 2022 is a baby. A bit of time in the glass helps the elements come together nicely. Readers will have to be exceptionally patient, as the 2022 is not likely to start drinking well until it is at least 15-20 years old. Reviewed by: Antonio Galloni, Issue date: April 2023. Drinking window: 2032 - 2062.

2022 Chateau Montrose, Saint-Estephe, France

Vineyard Notes
Blessed with undisputed natural assets combined with advantages nurtured over the centuries, Château Montrose has one of the region’s most privileged winegrowing terroirs. The 95-hectare (234-acres) vineyard surrounds the château, the winery and the outbuildings in a single continuous sweep, an exceptional and historically very rare feature. As well as making the vineyard easier to work, this unity means that it can be treated as a single entity, providing ideal conditions for efficient organisation and for monitoring the condition of each parcel. The Montrose terroir corresponds to what geologists call “elite cores”. Over millions of years, a complex process of geological layering resulted in the creation of outcrops, ideal for making fine wines and ensuring natural drainage towards the estuary. The soil on these terraces consists of gravel mixed with sand on the surface over a clay-rich subsoil in which natural reserves form at depth, providing the vines with the water they need. 2022 chateau montrose

Vintage Notes
The 2022 year offered us a climatic scenario close to the extremes which highlighted and brought out all the strenght and resilience of the montrose terroir. Grace and concentration reach an unprecedented level here thanks to its croup running towards the river and its deep clays whic temper the excesses. This singular alliance gives birth to a historic vintage that combines tension and balance. All the solar force is here channeled, sublimated and harmoniously transcribed.

Ageing
Matured for 18 months in 60% new French oak barrels.
Total Production Notes
This wine accounts for 35 to 40% of the total production of Château Montrose.

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