2015 Montrose 2nd Cru St Estephe

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Price: £1,140.00 (£1,399.18 Inc Duty & VAT)
Current Availability: 7
Delivered By: On Release
  • Format : Case of Bottles
  • Status : En Primeur
  • Size : 12/75CL
Antonio Galloni 90-93/100
James Suckling 93-94/100
Neal Martin 93-95/100
Will Gardener 93-95/100
Decanter 96/100
Information About Chateau Montrose
 
Established as a Second Growth in the 1855 classification, Chateau Montrose enjoys an exceptional geographical situation in Saint-Estephe, facing the Gironde estuary. Its 95-hectare (235-acre) vineyard thus benefits from the moderating influence of the vast water mass nearby during very hot summers and harsh winters. The vineyard is in a single sweep, a rare and priceless advantage in the region. The soil, consisting of deep gravel over clay, favours natural drainage and ensures that the vines benefit from a slow and regular water supply from the water reserves in the subsoil. 
 
An extensive renovation program with very strict environmental objectives has been carried out at the estate since it was acquired by Martin and Olivier Bouygues in 2006, reflecting the new owners’ determination to perpetuate the quality of the wine and make Chateau Montrose a model of skilled winemaking and sustainable development. 
 
Under the direction of Herve Berland since 2012, the estate has 68 employees in the vineyard and winery, all of whom share the same philosophy: respect for the terroir and a constant quest for excellence. That philosophy is manifested in meticulous vineyard practices, very precise parcel selection and use of only the best grapes to make the premium wine, Chateau Montrose. 
 
The other qualities are used to make the second wine, La Dame de Montrose, and the third wine, Le Saint-Estephe de Montrose
 
W J Gardener
W J Gardener
Nickolls And Perks

Tasting Date : 16 April 2016

67% Cabernet Sauvignon 29% Merlot 4% Cabernet Franc. Very deep colour, impressive richness on the nose, deep black fruits, tapenade, peppercorn. White pepper, this is cool on the nose, generous, ripe, round fresh, very fine almost unnoticeable tannins on the palate, coffee, dusty and long. Fine for the vintage especially on the left bank. Big selection here it shows in the concentration. This is quite different in style to the Cos, both excellent will be a great comparison.

Rating : 93-95/100


Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
Jancisrobinson.com

67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc. Very dark and very dramatic. Even a hint of overripeness on the nose. A little stodgy. Could do with a little more lift. A little dry at present. Clearly fashioned for the very long term. Kerpow! Very much in the style of the old Montroses in terms of sheer concentration.

Rating : 17+/20


Neal Martin
Neal Martin
The Wine Advocate

Tasting Date : 16 April 2016

The 2015 Montrose is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 15 September and 8 October, the fruit sorted three times using three sorting tables, then an optical sorting machine and finally by hand. Matured in 65% new oak, it possesses some of the best aromatics you will find in the appéllation - billowing blackberry, cassis and boysenberry scents all beautifully defined and seamlessly integrated with the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, commendable depth and a vibrant bead of acidity that lends this Montrose tension from start to finish. The class comes through strongly in this wine, perhaps the best Saint Estèphe this year. Give this a decade in bottle, more if you can, since Montrose tends to repay cellaring.

Rating : 93-95/100


Decanter Magazine
Decanter Magazine

Tasting Date : 16 April 2016

Deep florality and wonderful black fruit. Surprisingly smooth and silky at first then the classic firmness becomes plain towards the finish. It has more natural richness than most in 2015 – a superbly made wine from a great terroir.

Rating : 96/100

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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.

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4+ Cases£11.00
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