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2000 Château Montrose

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
Drink between 2013 - 2038 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 206

  • whits Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 21, 2019 - I thought it would be a good idea for TN#2000 to open a 2000, so here it goes; decanted for three hours, perfumed with scents of pine, mountain flowers and fresh tobacco, powerful, lean musculature, chiseled flavors are nicely nuanced in the mouth showing cigar paper, blackberry, dried cherry, mineral and cacao bean, beautifully structured, classy and elegant, rich and dark, built to age, probably just entered the beginning of a long drinking window, went well with dry-aged steak, seems more 90's in style than '00 vintages (?) That could be up for debate, however, it is a classically memorable vintage

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Ozen wrote: 90 points

    August 22, 2019 - Quick note: Is this a good wine; sure. Is this a great wine and up to Montrose standard: no way. After having tasted this more than a dozen times I have to conclude this vintage just isn't a great Montrose one. Unrefined masculinity if not even a slight abrasiveness has been putting me off every time, hoping it would show differently at some point. Yes, it does get better after 10+ hours aeration but still, this is in no way a comparison to the grand 1989/1990 or the substantially more refined 2005. I hate to say it because I love Montrose, but this vintage is not Montrose the way it impresses in vintages like 2000.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • BenBlu Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 17, 2019 - Pnp and consumed over an hour. Proper old school claret getting into its drinking window - quite developed visually with some bricking, classic nose of library, saddle leather, herbs. A tad rustic tannins and grainy in the mouth, speaking of its origin of St Estephe. This couldn't be from anywhere else in the world but Bordeaux. It is a very good rather then great millennial offering. I think the 2005 Montrose is going to be quite a bit finer, a bit of lack of fruit and elegance for it to score higher. Still a lovely glass. Drink now - 2040.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Francophile1 Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 30, 2019 - I've been very patient waiting on this wine as it has been in my cellar for at least 16 of its 19 years of life. I decided to pop a bottle tonight to see how it is evolving. As expected, it is similar to other great vintages of Montrose suggesting it will eventually be an absolutely stunning wine. However, at the moment, it is still just a baby. While it is still very primary, there is no doubt of its provenance. This is a noble wine that is well made with all the right stuff in all the right places. While it is entering its early maturity window, I believe it needs another 10 years to reach its full potential. In contrast to the 2000 Pichon Lalande that I had last night (which was fully mature), the 2000 Montrose needs time to fully strut its stuff. Hold until 2028 at least.

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • apple1813 Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 7, 2019 - Served two glasses using Coravin
    2000 Chateau Montrose was mature, complex and ready to drink. The flavours were red fruit dominant with great undertones of leather, ceder wood, earth.
    The St. Estephe wine was deep garnet with maturing orange rim and noticable suspensions and sediments. It showed complex nose of leather, red cherries, cranberries at first, followed by licorice, mint, tangerine peel with 15 minutes in glass. After another 15 minutes, Oriental spices, earthy tones and forest floor aromatics emerged.
    On the palate, the wine was dry, full-bodied, with medium level of mature tea-like tannin, medium-high acidity and long mineral finish of ceder wood and red berries.

    My preference was consuming the bottle now without decant, and following its evolution in glass. With close to 20 years of age, storage condition and bottle variation were significant. Read reviews with a grain of salt.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Kapon
    2000 Bordeaux, 12/1/2007

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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    The New York Tasting of 2005, 10/2/2005

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    9/20/2005 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Paris a la Mode with Dr. Desai, 9/19/2005

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/17/2010 (link) 95 points

    (Château Montrose) Opaque black red violet color; ravishing lavender, blackberry, lead pencil, smoke, berry, floral nose; youthful berry, blackberry, tart plum, lead pencil palate; medium-plus finish 95+ pts.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    10/4/2004 (link)

    (Montrose) How about a case for your great grandchildren? Here it is. Montrose 2000. This wine hurt me, but is still oh so good. Huge nose of minerals, wet stones, chocolate, earth, spice. Almost Pessac-like was my first impression. Palate was really primary and fat with unreal density and precision. Very backwards with a long finish and a resounding thump of tannin at the end. Incredible wine in need of 20-25 years. A monster.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • 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 087000327122, 3258691277783, 3364420028530, 3419466142648, 3419466162523, 400009798807

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 313 (2%)
  • In Cellars 11,521 (80%)
  • Consumed 2,657 (18%)

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Canon of Hogget, perfect, Rib Eye Steak prepared sous vide

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