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Montrose 2015 (750ML)

$154.99
SKU:
MONTROSEB5B
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Vintage:
2015
Format:
750ML
Appellation:
Saint Estephe
Region:
Left Bank
Stock Status:
In Stock

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

95 JD / 93-95 WA / 93-94 JS / 90-93 AG / 95-97 GV

Another wine I was able to taste on multiple occasions, the 2015 Montrose is a certainly the wine of Saint-Estèphe in 2015. Notes of cassis, damp earth, violets, and graphite/lead pencil notes all flow to a beautifully pure, elegant and multi-dimensional 2015 that has fine, polished tannin, perfect balance, and a great finish. The 2015 is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, all of which was brought up in 65% new oak. This isn’t a blockbuster yet is pure class all the way. It will be better in 4-5 years and keep for 2-3 decades. - Jeb Dunnuck (formerly Wine Advocate)

The 2015 Montrose is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 15 September and 8 October, the fruit sorted three times using three sorting tables, then an optical sorting machine and finally by hand. Matured in 65% new oak, it possesses some of the best aromatics you will find in the appellation - billowing blackberry, cassis and boysenberry scents all beautifully defined and seamlessly integrated with the new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, commendable depth and a vibrant bead of acidity that lends this Montrose tension from start to finish. The class comes through strongly in this wine, perhaps the best Saint Estephe this year. Give this a decade in bottle, more if you can, since Montrose tends to repay cellaring. Neal Martin, Wine Advocate

Blueberry, black currant, fresh basil and lemon grass flavors. Full body, velvety tannins, clean finish. Spices. Depth. James Suckling

The 2015 Montrose is silky, super-finessed and nuanced, all qualities that are unusual for a wine that is usually much more of a powerhouse. Black cherry, smoke, leather, graphite, creme de cassis and licorice notes open up in the glass, yet the wine comes across as raw and not fully formed. The 2015 appeared to put on a bit of weight over the two weeks I followed it, but I don't see the depth, structure and personality of the very best versions. Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

Aromas of mineral, roast game, black and red currants. Very precise focus with ripe black and red currants, cherries, and fine tannins on the very long, structured finish. 37% of the production went into the Grand Vin._ 67% Cab Sauv 29% Merlot 4% Cab Franc GVWM

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