Discover 100-Point Chateau Montrose 2010 - A Saint-Estèphe Legend



What is there to say about Chateau Montrose besides that this is a historic Saint-Estèphe that has shown incredible success for several decades. The wines are built like a tank but also find a way to take your taste buds on a joy ride that makes you question why you do not have more in your cellar.
The 2010 vintage was rated 100-Points from Robert Parker and he even goes to say that  the 2010 is “the greatest vintages ever made in Montrose, right up with the 1929, 1945, 1947, 1959, 1961, 1989, 1990 and 2009.” (RP100).
With being priced under $260 a bottle, this is a wine that has to be deep in the cellar. Why? You will be tempted to keep pulling these bottles to share with anyone and everyone. The greatest reward is going to be seeing this at age 30 and 40. If you want to get a look at the trajectory for these wines…open and 1989 or 1990 Montrose.  Yeah…that is where its going!




“This is considered to be among the greatest vintages ever made in Montrose, right up with the 1929, 1945, 1947, 1959, 1961, 1989, 1990 and 2009. Harvest was October 15 to 17. The wine has really come on since I last tasted it, and it needs at least another 10 years of cellaring. The blend was 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine is opaque black/blue, with an incredible nose of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, with hints of incense, licorice, and acacia flowers. Tannins are incredibly sweet and very present. The wine is full-bodied, even massive, with great purity, depth and a finish that goes on close to a minute. This is a 50- to 75-year-old wine that will repay handsomely those with good aging genes.”  Robert Parker, 100


“The 2010 Montrose is insanely beautiful. A vivid, eternal wine, the 2010 dazzles right out of the gate with its explosive energy. Soaring floral and mineral notes are immediately captivating on the bouquet. All that carries through to the palate, where the wine is dense and expansive. Readers lucky enough to own it should be thrilled. This really benefits from aeration. What a wine!”  Antonio Galloni, 100


“The 2010 Montrose is composed of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it needs a lot of swirling and coaxing to bring out notes of baked plums, boysenberry preserves, warm cassis, and licorice, followed by hints of mocha, tapenade, crushed rocks, and cast-iron pan. The full-bodied palate has a formidable structure of very firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness supporting the voluptuous black fruit and mineral layers, finishing long, long, long.”  The Wine Independent, 100


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