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.
Region & country
Saint-Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
65% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Cabernet Franc
Ready 2015 - 2035
Cru Classé (Medoc & Sauternes)