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2005 Montrose

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2005
Appellation: St Estephe
98 (JA)
Montrose is one of the greatest estates in Bordeaux. Its spectacular terroir in the prime sector of St Estephe has been brought to its pinnacle by owner Martin Bouygues and his team, leading to a run of sublime performances over a decade long; in a number of these vintages, it stands scrutiny as a potential ‘wine of the vintage’. Saint-Estephe is the Médoc’s most northerly commune, lying just beyond the confines of Pauillac, and stretches up the Gironde estuary, a mere 50 kilometre swim away from the Atlantic Ocean. The soil boasts a larger proportion of clay than the rest of the Médoc which, in the past, has lent the wines a traditional austerity requiring lengthier aging than their cousins further south. With climate change, however, where long periods of intense sunshine and near drought conditions have become the norm, vines planted in the commune’s moisture-retaining clay have thrived and few exemplify this better than the exceptional Chateau Montrose.

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2005 Montrose

98 (JA)
From £1,800 12 pack case(s) available

2005 Montrose

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Cs (3)
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Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
98 (JA)
BTL
3
0
0
0
£1,800
12
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Case (12 x 75cl)
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£2,192.14
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Case (12 x 75cl)
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Original Wooden Case
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Duty Paid
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2005 Montrose

98 (JA)
From £1,800 12 pack case(s) available

2005 Montrose

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Red Bordeaux
98 (JA)
BTL
3
0
0
0
£1,800
12
LiveTrade
On LiveTrade wines, as well as a selling price, we continuously quote a firm price at which we will buy the wine. These buying prices are displayed when you select the "In Bond" tab. Provided your wine is in excellent condition and stored professionally under bond, you can sell to us instantly. For even more trading options try the LiveTrade Dashboard.
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
YOU SELL
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
In stock
You sell
£1,610.00
Maximum 1 case(s)
You buy
£1,800.00
2 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
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£805.00
Maximum 2 case(s)
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
YOU BUY
Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
Duty Paid
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected]
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£1,845.00
1 Case(s) Available

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Tasting Notes and Scores

94+

Wine Advocate

The 2005 Montrose has a saturated purple color. As backward as one would expect of a St.-Estèphe, it offers notes of sweet blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, earth, graphite and spice. It is medium to full-bodied, moderately tannic, and still a decade away from prime-time drinkability. This 30+ year wine is clearly outstanding, but not one of the vintage’s most prodigious efforts. Drink: 2025 - 2035.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #219, Jun 2015)

96

Neal Martin

The Château Montrose 2005 has a quite brilliant bouquet with intense blackberry, cedar and tobacco scents that unfold in compelling fashion – but don’t give too much away. The palate is full-bodied, a Montrose of “architecture” thanks to its vaulted tannin, perfect acidity and immense precision on the long finish. Everything here feel natural and effortless and yet it is clearly a 50+ year old wine. This is a fabulous Montrose, one built like a Bentley.

– eRobertParker.com, Feb 2015

93+

Michael Schuster

Dark, youthful, narrow rimmed red; fine, fragrant nose, crisp and complex; rich, vivid, concentrated, elegant wine in a firmly tannic, long term mould; deep, briskly sweet, long and vital in flavour, complex and fine and satisfying, with a lovely long, ripe fruited finish. Assuming the tannins mellow sufficiently, this is excellent long term Montrose. 2025-45+

949

Wine Lister

Quality 911 | Brand 992 | Economics 960 | investment staple
Quality: Predicted life of 14 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group, which averages 9 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 34 of the world's top wine lists, including Tru Economics: Above its peer group average price of £47 for the 2005 vintage Production:

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

98

Decanter

Here we are fully crossing the threshold into younger, more primary aromatics, but they are also well integrated, beautifully softened and gorgeous. This is sappy with a chalky minerality and fully pliable tannins. It's powerful, with a smile-inducing purity of fruit expression and excellent persistency of exotic coffee notes. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot. Drinking Window 2017 - 2042
Tasted by Jane Anson (at Decanter's Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter, The Landmark Hotel, 30 Mar 2017)
Part of Producer profile: Château Montrose