ITEM 26243

2005 Chateau Montrose Saint Estephe

$239.98

In stock

6

Wine Rating:

98WA 94WS 93ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2005

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-saint estephe

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 98 points

“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 structuring—and artery-cleansing—extract. Still an adolescent, it's one of the last unrepentantly old-school vintages of Montrose, and Médoc 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. Drink Date: 2025 - 2065” — William Kelley

Review Date: 2/1/22

Wine Spectator: 94 points

Black licorice and blackberry aromas, with hints of mineral, lead to a full-bodied palate. Very chewy, with loads of tannins, yet this follows through with beautifully ripe fruit, mineral and mint. Fascinating. Best after 2012. 25,555 cases made. ?JS

Review Date: 3/1/08

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 93 points

(13.2% alcohol) Good bright ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of plum, flint and nutty oak. Large-scaled, rich and explosive, offering impressive volume and a sensation of power. The ripeness here verges on syrupy and this lush, round wine may well need a decade to lose some of its baby fat and assume its adult shape. The big, ripe tannins coat the teeth.

Review Date: 5/1/08