Bordeaux

2011 Château Montrose

$317.00
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94-96. Barrel sample. Powerful yet still fruity, this is a true wine of 2011. It shows dark tannins and juicy fruit in equal measure. The wine has weight, complexity and power. A real success. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
95 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

94-96. Barrel sample. Powerful yet still fruity, this is a true wine of 2011. It shows dark tannins and juicy fruit in equal measure. The wine has weight, complexity and power. A real success.

Expert Review
94 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

As so often with Montrose, this is a powerful, concentrated and very structured wine. Dense tannins are paired with rich black fruits, although at this stage the wine also has a sense of austerity. Power, severity and complexity all make for a wine for long aging. Wait until 2019.

Expert Review
94 POINTS
Jane Anson - Decanter Magazine

Less celebrated than 2009 and 2010, and you can feel the fruit is a little less intense through the mid-palate. Heaped with blackberry and morello cherries, the fruit is carefully placed though, well balanced and with exceptional precision. It will be ready to drink earlier than its neighbouring vintages. 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot.

Expert Review
93 POINTS
Wine Spectator

Features some lovely plum, black currant and blackberry fruit, already melded into the core, while a pure, long and rather regal structure runs through the finish, letting extra charcoal and pebble notes play out. Offers precision, range and a beautiful mix of fruit and austerity. Best from 2017 through 2027. 13,750 cases made.

Expert Review
92 POINTS
James Suckling

This is a tannic, chewy Montrose with lots of spice, berry and earth character. Full body, chewy and fruity. Intense tannins. Try in 2018 when the tannins soften.

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Tasting Notes

Less celebrated than 2009 and 2010, and you can feel the fruit is a little less intense through the mid-palate. Heaped with blackberry and morello cherries, the fruit is carefully placed though, well balanced and with exceptional precision. It will be ready to drink earlier than its neighbouring vintages. 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. Jane Anson Decanter 94 Points

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Winemakers Note

Château Montrose: revealing the essence of an exceptional terroir Martin and Olivier Bouygues acquired Château Montrose in 2006. Under their visionary leadership, this 2nd Grand Cru Classé of 1855 embarked on an inspiring journey into the 21st century. Their management gave rise to a remarkable renovation project, resulting in state-of-the-art facilities that seamlessly blend cutting-edge environmental and viticultural technology with architectural beauty. Serving as true custodians, Martin and Olivier Bouygues are dedicated to revealing, nurturing, and preserving the distinctive terroir that spans over 90 hectares in a single contiguous plot, strategically nestled along the banks of the Gironde estuary, in the Saint-Estèphe appellation. 2022 marks the beginning of a new chapter for the estate. Pierre Graffeuille, former CEO of Domaines Delon, is appointed as the General Manager of SCDM Domaines de la Familles Bouygues. Alongside Charlotte Bouygues, Director of Strategy and Development, he continues the development of the properties managed over the past decade by Hervé Berland.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: June 30th, 2024


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