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2009 Montrose

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2009
Appellation: St Estephe
100 (RP)
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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Montrose 2009

100 (RP)
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Case (12 x 75cl)
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Original Wooden Case
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2009 Montrose

100 (RP)
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2009 Montrose

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Region: Red Bordeaux
100 (RP)
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LiveTrade is the only two way market for fine wine, meaning that there is always a buy price and a sell price i.e. we will always buy one of these wines back. This wine is simple to purchase as any other and means that it is part of the online trading platform which specialises in the world’s top 550 wines.
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Case (12 x 75cl)
CONDITION
Original Wooden Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
4-8wk
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£2,067.00
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£2,200.00
1 Case(s) Available
Case (6 x 75cl)
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Original Wooden Case
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In-Bond
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£1,027.00
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Tasting Notes and Scores

100

Wine Advocate

Harvested between September 17 and October 5, this wine seems always open for business, so to speak, much like the great 1982s. The summer of 2009 was very hot and dry, which got the harvest off to a reasonably early start. The blend was 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Jean Bernard Delmas’ goal was to find perfect equilibrium between freshness and concentration, given its incredible opulence and the voluptuous character this vintage offered. That’s what this wine has in abundance. With an astounding dense purple color, the wine has velvety, sweet tannins, and an extremely open-knit and opulent blueberry, blackberry and creme de cassis nose. There is scorched earth, vanilla and, again, telltale licorice and spice. It is unctuously textured – thicker and juicier than the 2010 and more forward. This wine should come into its own in another five years. And again, it has at least 50+ years of aging potential.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #214, Aug 2014)

98+

Neal Martin

The 2009 Montrose has a taut, brilliantly defined bouquet with intense black fruit laced with crushed stone, forest floor, crushed rose petals and a touch of slate. Magnificent. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, good depth and grip, plenty of graphite locked in here with a bravura finish that indicates that this Saint-Estèphe is in for the long-haul. It may well deserve a higher score as it evolves in bottle. Everything you wish for in a Montrose. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. - vinous.com, March 2019

18

Michael Schuster

[65CS/29M/5CF/1PV] Closed to smell, but a fine, ripe blackberry and blackcurrant background; immediately full and warmly mouthfilling, harmonious yes, with a very firm, but very fine grained tannin; a nice freshness too; long and powerful to taste, with a clear, freshly ripe fruit core, very long across the palate: density, matter, and great persistence. Finish also a touch hot and bitter, if you are sensitive to that. Gravel backed elegance, along with 2009 power and force, though without heaviness. A deeper, ampler, sweeter, more velvety and more powerful impression than its still splendid 2008, which is an easier, fresher, more precise wine. 2022-40+

98

James Suckling

For the very ripe vintage this has a herbal and wet earth nose that's very cool. Then on the palate there’s a ton of ripe cassis, polished fine tannins and a tremendous freshness powering the very long dry finish. One of the stars of the vintage that's just beginning to enter its best form. This is normally a perfect wine but perhaps not a perfect bottle? Drink or hold. (Horizontal Tasting, London, 2019) - Stuart Pigott, jamessuckling.com, March 2019

949

Wine Lister

Quality 954 | Brand 992 | Economics 865 |
Quality: Predicted life of 20 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2009 vintage, which averages 11 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 £58 for the 2009 vintage Production:

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

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