Château Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

$119

One of the superstars of the vintage, this classic Montrose is not as showy or opulent as the 2010, 2009 or 2003, but it offers a dense purple color followed by gorgeously sweet black raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with loamy, earthy, forest floor notes, a floral component and a long, full-bodied finish. The 2008 was fashioned from yields of 44 hectoliters per hectare which is slightly less than the 2010's 45 hectoliters per hectare. Forget it for 5-8 years and drink it over the following 20+. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Darin Kendrick Delectable Pro

Nails...beautiful but hold

Nails...beautiful but hold

9.2

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

Dense, powerful, structured, blackberry, black raspberry, iron, cedar, long finish. Best after 2 hours decanted.

Dense, powerful, structured, blackberry, black raspberry, iron, cedar, long finish. Best after 2 hours decanted.

9.5

Jason Li Delectable Pro

Needs intense decanting to reveal its true SE character

Needs intense decanting to reveal its true SE character

9.0

David L Delectable Pro

08' Chateau Montrose. Just opened. Even on this so called challenging vintage, what a great bottle of wine. Hold.

08' Chateau Montrose. Just opened. Even on this so called challenging vintage, what a great bottle of wine. Hold.

9.3

Erik Schneider Delectable Pro

Young Young

Young Young

9.2

Mike Levin

There's good stuff in here but just waaay too young. Followed over two hours and barely started to peak through.

There's good stuff in here but just waaay too young. Followed over two hours and barely started to peak through.

8.9

Ryan Mullins Delectable Pro

nose speaks to a cooler vintage but full of power and grip on the palate. zygote. revisit in a decade or so

nose speaks to a cooler vintage but full of power and grip on the palate. zygote. revisit in a decade or so

Stanislav Lobanov

16.5/20 (91/100) Необычно светлое по сравнению с другими винтажами Montrose. Аромат спелых ягод черники, ежевики, черники, тимьяна, чёрного перца, ванили, шоколада. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, липкими танинами. Не хватает концентрации во вкусе. Можно пить уже сейчас, вряд ли 2008 станет лучше с выдержкой. #dfwe2018

16.5/20 (91/100) Необычно светлое по сравнению с другими винтажами Montrose. Аромат спелых ягод черники, ежевики, черники, тимьяна, чёрного перца, ванили, шоколада. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, липкими танинами. Не хватает концентрации во вкусе. Можно пить уже сейчас, вряд ли 2008 станет лучше с выдержкой. #dfwe2018

9.1

Makoto Someya

Black currant, balanced at high level. Tanning is also calm. I understood now that 2nd wine of same vintage is quite reasonable! @, Evax, 180303

Black currant, balanced at high level. Tanning is also calm. I understood now that 2nd wine of same vintage is quite reasonable! @, Evax, 180303

9.0

Filippos Patriarchis

Oily taste and full body with Truffle and soil aromas ! Great

Oily taste and full body with Truffle and soil aromas ! Great

9.6

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