Château Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

9.3102 ratings on Delectable
$159

This has a superb nose with redcurrant, cranberry, limestone, a hint of cedar and graphite all very finely tuned. Intense rather than powerful. The palate is medium-bodied with a chalky entry, good acidity and tension, a firm masculine structure typical of Montrose with a terse grippy finish, sous-bois lingering beautifully in the mouth. Superb. eRobertParker.com

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Ratings on Delectable

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

The Montrose group were the most disappointing of this tasting, but it is known that they did not put their best foot forward in 2005, and even somewhat in 2000 as both showed some balance issues that showed more heat and medicinal than power and harmony as one would expect from this storied chateau.

The Montrose group were the most disappointing of this tasting, but it is known that they did not put their best foot forward in 2005, and even somewhat in 2000 as both showed some balance issues that showed more heat and medicinal than power and harmony as one would expect from this storied chateau.

8.6

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

Needs LOTS of time.

Needs LOTS of time.

9.2

Michael Heintz Delectable Pro

As my wife would say, 'scratchy'

As my wife would say, 'scratchy'

8.9

Chelli Webster Delectable Pro

VP Marketing/Sales Webster Cellars

Mmmmmm, so enjoyable

Mmmmmm, so enjoyable

9.2

Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe Delectable Pro

Still has a long way to go, but harm in checking in now with some decanting. Dense dark berry and black cherry, firm earth, bit of vanilla. Look forward to trying again in 10+ years.

Still has a long way to go, but harm in checking in now with some decanting. Dense dark berry and black cherry, firm earth, bit of vanilla. Look forward to trying again in 10+ years.

9.5

Gus Kalaris Delectable Pro

2005. Very youthful out of 375ml. Special

2005. Very youthful out of 375ml. Special

9.6

John Sweeney Delectable Pro

Super nose, great complexity. Deep, dark, rich. Great stuff.

Super nose, great complexity. Deep, dark, rich. Great stuff.

9.5

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

Exactly what you'd expect. Power and elegance.

Exactly what you'd expect. Power and elegance.

9.2

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Massive rich and tannic. Fruit is suppressed

Massive rich and tannic. Fruit is suppressed

9.2

Jens Hoogstad Delectable Pro

98/100

98/100

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