2005 Château Montrose, Cru Classé St-Estèphe

In contrast to its second wine (see above), Montrose comprises 65% Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky, intense, vivid hue. The aromas reveal restrained yet ripe cherry and plum fruit, with a smoky, meaty edge. The palate is tightly wound, showing deep, dark, almost brooding fruit. There is a firm tannic backbone to this vintage, plenty of substance too, and there is an earthy mineral seam. Definitely a wine for the future.

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  • Region & country
    Saint-Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    65% Cabernet Sauvignon
    30% Merlot
    5% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Ready 2015 - 2035
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Cru Classé (Medoc & Sauternes)
2005 Château Montrose, Cru Classé St-Estèphe