2018 Chateau Montrose St-Estephe

$184.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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Do not let the nearby pink flowers on the hillsides fool you. Montrose makes a powerful, driven style of Bordeaux. 
“Big, rich, full and powerful in the mouth, the voluptuous fruit has a rock-solid backbone of very firm, very ripe tannins to match with tons of freshness and an epically long, exotic spice finish. A magnificent monster of a Montrose! –WA 
 This is the James Bond style action movie hero, refined, masculine, and complex. Smooth talk your way into 3 bottles today. 
Extremely limited. 3 bottles per customer.

NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL; PAYMENT IS DUE NOW; WINES ARRIVE IN SPRING 2021

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Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Jean Bernard Delmas
Vintage:
2018
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Estephe
SKU #:
1039295
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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James Suckling

This is a big and muscular wine with great structure and depth of fruit. Blackberry and blueberry character. Hints of fresh leaves. Cool earth. Incredible depth, yet so polished. Concentrated.

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Jeb Dunnuck

The top wine of the estate as well as one of the wines of the vintage, the 2018 Château Montrose is 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc brought up in 60% new French oak. Crème de cassis, smoky oak, graphite, and violet notes all emerge from this magical Montrose that has thrilling purity, building, layered tannins, integrated acidity, and a blockbuster finish. Deep, concentrated, and built for the long-haul, yet with the sexiness of the vintage, it’s in the same league as the 2016 and will be drinkable in just 4-5 years and keep for 40+.

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Wine Advocate

Composed of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, harvested from September 17 to October 5, the 2018 Montrose has a very deep purple-black color and opens with tantalizing notes of crème de cassis, Black Forest cake, hoisin and mocha with nuances of molten licorice, fertile loam, cast iron pan and incense. Big, rich, full and powerful in the mouth, the voluptuous fruit has a rock-solid backbone of very firm, very ripe tannins to match with tons of freshness and an epically long, exotic spice finish. A magnificent monster of a Montrose!