Fine Wine - Chateau Montrose Vertical
Attention! Another Bordeaux Vertical alert! This time we're stepping it up a gear, discovering a selection of vintages from the 2nd Growth Chateau Montrose from Saint-Estéphe in Bordeaux. Château Montrose is one of the leading wine estates of St.Estéphe, and produces some of the most age-worthy wines in the Médoc. The Chateau is located in the east of the appellation, just north of the hamlet of Marbuzet, on a gravel knoll only 800 metres from the Gironde estuary. The proximity of the estuary ensures a microclimate that protects against frost, and the vines, which lie on deep clay-gravel soils, benefit from a south-easterly aspect.
Montrose's wine is typically a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Montrose wines are traditionally deeply coloured, austere and powerful when young, yet possess superb ageing potential, and when mature are quintessential St.Estèphe clarets along with the likes of Cos d'Estournel. Hence we are tasting wines spanning 3 decades from the wonderful 1975 to the uber-rich 1996, including 1982, the vintage that put Bordeaux back on the world vinous map. My mouth is watering writing this...
This is a very limited-place tasting as tasting stock from Chateau Montrose back-dating to 1975 is VERY RARE.
Wines on Tasting (6):
- 1975 - 17.5 CC, 87 RP, 90.3 CT (£90)
- 1982 - 17.5 CC, 92 RP, 92.7 CT (£200)
- 1983 - 15.5 CC, 88.4 CT (£60)
- 1985 - 88 RP, 90.6 CT (£90)
- 1996 - 93 RP, 91.8 CT (£105)
- Plus another mystery vintage...
CC - Clive Coates MW, a leading English critic on Bordeaux
RP - Robert Parker (& his team), a leading American critic
CT - recent tasting average from cellartracker.com
Places Available: 1
Course Date/Time: Thu 7th Jun 2012 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham