Château Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

$2700

Wine Advocate, 100 Points: Harvested between September 17 and October 5, this wine seems always open for business, so to speak, much like the great 1982s. The summer of 2009 was very hot and dry, which got the harvest off to a reasonably early start. The blend was 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Jean Bernard Delmas goal was to find perfect equilibrium between freshness and concentration, given its incredible opulence and the voluptuous character this vintage offered. Thats what this wine has in abundance. With an astounding dense purple color, the wine has velvety, sweet tannins, and an extremely open-knit and opulent blueberry, blackberry and creme de cassis nose. There is scorched earth, vanilla and, again, telltale licorice and spice. It is unctuously textured thicker and juicier than the 2010 and more forward. This wine should come into its own in another five years. And again, it has at least 50+ years of aging potential.

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Ratings on Delectable

Gadi Karpel Delectable Pro

Vintage 2009

Vintage 2009

9.4

Chris Luke Delectable Pro

Much respect to the Bordeaux gods

Much respect to the Bordeaux gods

9.5

Brian Donegan Delectable Pro

I LOVE me some Montrose!!

I LOVE me some Montrose!!

9.5

Ian Blackburn Delectable Pro

Focused, dense, hard outer shell, tightly wound and locked ... But Loaded with quality marks that will take patience to enjoy... Graphite, dark fruits, young cassis, and tannins that shutter the meek - 98 points - save for a decade before considering to open. List to $400 napa competitor in France vs California by learnaboutwine.com 5.25.14 #delectable #wine

Focused, dense, hard outer shell, tightly wound and locked ... But Loaded with quality marks that will take patience to enjoy... Graphite, dark fruits, young cassis, and tannins that shutter the meek - 98 points - save for a decade before considering to open. List to $400 napa competitor in France vs California by learnaboutwine.com 5.25.14 #delectable #wine

9.6

James Parker Huston, CWE Delectable Pro

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

Ridiculous. 100 Points James Parker Huston

Ridiculous. 100 Points James Parker Huston

10

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Jeroen Koenen

Way too young. So much promise, though...

Way too young. So much promise, though...

9.5

Jan de Weerd

Intense extract of immense dark cherry, pomegranate and graphite. Yet sleek and balanced. An evolving finish that lingered for two minutes. Bone dry, needed two hours of decanting before it fully opened and shared its treasures.

Intense extract of immense dark cherry, pomegranate and graphite. Yet sleek and balanced. An evolving finish that lingered for two minutes. Bone dry, needed two hours of decanting before it fully opened and shared its treasures.

9.7

Jeroen Koenen

One of the most tannic 09s I had. Lots of promise, a modernday 90!

One of the most tannic 09s I had. Lots of promise, a modernday 90!

9.6

Thijs Hendriks

98+

98+

9.8

Location

  • 600 Washington St.
    New York, NY 10014

  • Hours:
    Mon-Fri. 10-8
    Sat. 11-8
    Sun. Closed

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