2005 Chateau Montrose 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Estephe 1x75cl

2005 Chateau Montrose 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Estephe 1x75cl

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$305.20 Incl. GST
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COUNTRY
France
REGION
Bordeaux
VINTAGE
2005
PRODUCER
Chateau Montrose
WINE TYPE
Red
AVAILABILITY
Immediate, 10 in stock, Duty Paid

Producer Profile

Area under vines: 95 hectares
Soils: deep, large size gravel with sand and a small amount of clay
Average age of the vines: 40 years
Production: 400 000 bottles a year
Planting density: 9000 vines/ha
Ageing:in 60% new oak barrels for 16 to 18 months

Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
  • Merlot 32%
  • Cabernet Franc 6%
  • Petit Verdot 2%

Second wine: Dame de Montrose

  • Average Annual Production: 160 000 Bottles
  • Grape varieties:

    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot
    • Cabernet Franc

    Learn more about Château Montrose here

    Tasting Notes

    Robert Parker 98

    The 2005 Montrose continues to show brilliantly, unwinding in the glass with notes of blackcurrant, red fruits, loamy soil, black truffles and cigar ash. Full-bodied, deep and concentrated, it’s still brooding and tannic, with lively acids and an imposing chassis of structuringa and artery-cleansinga extract. Still an adolescent, it’s one of the last unrepentantly old-school vintages of Montrose, and Medoc purists couldn’t own enough. While this remains a very youthful wine, it is now apparent that the 2005 will, at maturity, surpass the 1989 and 1990. [William Kelley, 25/12/2021]

    Anticipated maturity: 2025-2065

    Vinous 97

    The 2005 Montrose is spectacular. Bright, perfumed and vertically explosive, the 2005 possesses remarkable energy right out of the gate. In 2005, Montrose doesn’t quite have the heft that it can, but that actually works to its advantage. Readers will find a wine that marries elegance with power so well. Gravel, dried herb, lavender and mocha lend striking complexity to the dark fruit in this gorgeous, regal Montrose. If anything, the 2005 still needs more time in bottle! [Antonio Galloni, 15/04/2021]

    Anticipated maturity: 2025-2055

    JancisRobinson.com 18

    Tasted blind. Sweet, luscious nose. Lots of raciness and grace. Masses of tannin buried under really rather fine fruit. Dry but not drying finish. Pretty sophisticated. [23/02/2017]

    Anticipated maturity: 2019-2040

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