2019 Château Montrose, Cru Classé St-Estèphe

This super-second estate in St-Estèphe has become one of Bordeaux’s most highly prized properties. Owned by M. Bouygues, it’s an estate where quality frequently approaches the firsts.

Critic score
96.75/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£123.28
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£739.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2027 - 2050
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2019 Château Montrose, Cru Classé St-Estèphe

TASTING NOTES

A pure, focused red with blackberries and blackcurrants. Very floral, too. Medium-to full-bodied, tight and fine-tannined. Pretty clarity and balance to this. Less muscular than the 2018, but very attractive all the same.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (June 2020)
95—96/100

Oh this is good, it steals up on you with real depth of flavour, stately and concentrated in a way that reminds me of a 1996 or a 2016. Extremely measured, very clear that this is going to age effortlessly, it is extremely discreet and yet packed with persistent flavours. A masterclass in the flavours and aromatics that you expect in a great Médoc wine - slate, crushed stones, savoury blackcurrant, liquorice, hints of smoke and cold ash. After five minutes in the glass the sweeter berry fruit comes out, and the whole thing is sappy and mouthwatering, and makes you smile. 12% press wine, 3.77oH. A yield of 47hl/ha. 60% new oak. 1% Petit Verdot completes the blend.

Jane Anson, Decanter (June 2020)
98/100

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