Montrose 2003 - Saint-Estèphe
Global condition: Perfect
98 Parker Points
Château Montrose 2003 - Saint-Estèphe
About the domain:
Second classified growth of 1855, this Château is still among the greatest thanks to the great regularity it shows and its ability to produce great wines in times of heat wave.
Its vineyard covers 95 hectares in one piece all around the Château. The grape variety is mainly made up of Cabernet-Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (32%), Cabernet Franc (6%) and Petit Verdot (2%)
Currently owned by the Bouygues family, the Château was completely restored and modernized in the early 2020s.
About the cuvée:
This cuvée is the result of successive and rigorous selections carried out at each stage of production, in the vineyard and in the cellar, this great Cabernet Sauvignon wine is typical of the Saint-Estèphe appellation: structured, tannic, but with all the finesse and elegance of a Grand Cru Classé. As it ages, it develops a delicate and complex bouquet.
Its aging potential is exceptional. Aged for 18 months in 60% new barrels, this great wine represents an average of 55% of the château's total production.
About vintage 2003:
The 2003 vintage is considered one of the finest successes of the Château. As evidenced by the 98 point Parker.
The year 2003 was marked by a major heat wave. But the terroir of Château Montrose brought enough freshness to the vines to withstand the high temperatures.
The wines are extremely full and rich without being too ripe. The powerful and numerous tannins are melted and elegant and give this wine impressive aging potential.
A wine to be enjoyed today after decanting or to wait several decades.
Go to the following link to learn more about the cuvées and the history of the Château Montrose
- 75 cl
- Grape(s) variety
- 62% Cabernet-Sauvignon - 34% Merlot - 3% Cabernet Franc - 1% Petit Verdot
- Red wine
- % alc.
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