Red

2005 Château Montrose

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
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Community Tasting Notes 156

  • Purple Tooth wrote: 95 points

    October 18, 2019 - I think this is really really good! It has all the Bordeaux signature attributes of crunchy red plums, cedar, flowers, and earth, with youthfull mouth cleansing pull that keeps it light on its feet. But my only concern is that it peter'ed out on the 4th hour, becoming a bit disjointed and losing its focus. A great and holdable bordeaux or any great holdable wine, should get better as it bottoms out. This had me questioning the health of the perfectly presented bottle...Im iffy on holding this, but still give it the marks it deserves based on initial delivery. Will try another soon...If this is standard representation of the wine, I consider this a wine to Drink rather than holding. A great Montrose never the less...

    5 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • bonedoc wrote:

    October 18, 2019 - Ditto last note,but the Brett was not bad enough to detract from the wine. 92+

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Rogershkg Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 13, 2019 - Ready for drinking although plenty of life. Full dark fruit flavour, colour deep red, quite dense. Taste reasonably long

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • acyso wrote: 88 points

    October 6, 2019 - 2005 Bordeaux 2nd Growths (Skokie, IL): Served double blind. Dense and earthy on the nose with a bit of black cherry. The palate shows a good amount of acidity and balance, and while this is fairly ripe, it’s actually pretty well-balanced until you get to the finish, where a slight bit of roastedness shows up. It’s a fairly big wine; not overdone, but also not particularly elegant. I’m thinking something along the lines of Cos or Montrose? My 5th, group's 6th.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • The Vines That Bind wrote: 92 points

    September 27, 2019 - Kuki'o Wine Trip 2019; 9/22/2019-9/28/2019 (Champagne & Bordeaux): Good but 2010 surprisingly more approachable as well as bigger, rounder, and more expressive.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Elin McCoy
    Château Montrose: producer profile, 5/20/2019 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar #4 & Misc New Releases, 12/13/2018 (link)

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  • By Neal Martin
    Cellar Journal – Bordeaux to Start… (Jul 2018), 7/18/2018 (link)

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  • By Neal Martin
    Cellar Journal – Bordeaux to Start… (Jul 2018), 7/1/2018 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From the Cellar and Misc. New Releases, 12/12/2017 (link)

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  • By Jane Anson
    Montrose Vertical, 3/29/2017 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    2/23/2017 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/29/2015 (link)

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The WINEFRONT

  • By Mike Bennie
    7/1/2011 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Bordeaux Horizontals, 5/11/2009

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/18/2009 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

    (Chateau Montrose Saint Estephe) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/13/2006 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2010 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Chateau Montrose (St Estèphe)) A fine opportunity here to taste this, as I have some in the cellar. The aromatic profile consists of a very rich but well-honed presence of fruit, clearly very youthful, but pleasingly still open to assessment even though we are now at five years of age. On the palate the fruit has an intense but still very primary character, well polished despite its youth. Having had such attractive aromatics lull me into a false sense of security, the palate is more as I would expect at this moment, showing all substance and structure and no pleasure at the moment. The texture has a great, polished style, very firm and composed, bitter almost, with firm and ripe tannins which are actually very well hidden, together with an appropriate seam of acidity. Very savoury, restrained, masculine and in need of time. Perhaps a couple of decades, or maybe more, will do it?

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Montrose
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Estèphe
  • UPC Codes 031259043678, 3176480263970, 3258691277783, 3277035054354, 3277035054453, 3364420028530, 3364420050364, 3448821104069, 3450301061977, 3700266202961, 400000987569, 400005043321, 616773413604, 714153161319

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 990 (6%)
  • In Cellars 12,893 (78%)
  • Consumed 2,626 (16%)

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