Château Montrose 2D Grand Cru Classé Saint-Estèphe
Château Montrose 2D Grand Cru Classé Saint-Estèphe

2006 Château Montrose

2006 Château Montrose 2D Grand Cru Classé Saint-Estèphe
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The Wine Advocate Parker | 94+/100

Source 181, The Wine Advocate Parker Rating 94+
Drink Date 2012 - 2037

Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Issue Date 25th Feb 2009

The first vintage under new owner Martin Bouygues,who convinced Jean-Bernard Delmas to come out of retirement to produce this wine, the 2006 Montrose is an undeniable success. A blend of approximately two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, one-third Merlot, and a tiny dollop of Petit Verdot, the most dramatic difference between the 2006, and wines made by the previous administration is that Jean Delmas produces wines with sweeter, silkier tannins, although analytically, they are as high as those found in the great Montrose vintages of the past. The 2006 is extraordinarily elegant and finesse-styled, but it exhibits stunningly concentrated, sweet blackberry and cassis fruit with hints of flowers and minerals. Full-bodied with a savory, expansive mid-palate as well as sweet, noble tannins, this beauty will benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age, and should drink well for 20-25+ years.
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