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Date Printed: 6/27/2017
Chateau Montrose (scuffed labels) 2004
Chateau Montrose (scuffed labels) 2004
(search item no. 96757)
collectible wine
older vintages
has large label

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 6/27/2017: $114.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2016 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2016 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2016 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2016 Decanter rating: 96 points
2016 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2015 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2015 Decanter rating: 96 points
2015 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2015 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2015 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2014 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2014 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2014 Decanter rating: 97 points
2014 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2014 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2014 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2010 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 96 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 Decanter rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2005 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2003 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2003 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2001 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2000 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2000 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1996 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1990 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1989 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1989 James Suckling rating: 99 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1985 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1982 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Although the 2004 Montrose reveals dry, hard tannin, it comes across as a classically structured, backward effort with an opaque purple color as well as notes of black raspberries, flowers, cassis, and a hint of new wood. Made in a structured, masculine style, it is not a huge wine by Montrose's standards.
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About Chateau Montrose:

At Château Montrose, the terroir's potential is optimised on the basis of a very simple winemaking philosophy, summarised by Jean Bernard Delmas as follows: "wine is made in the vines and not in the winery." In other words, fine wine can only be made with good grapes. The finest terroir and best vineyard plots on the estate were identified many years ago. Vineyard work and winemaking methods are guided by a global,common-sense approach to the soil/vine/climate system.

Château Montrose overlooks the Gironde Estuary. In fact, the proximity of this vast body of water (called locally "The River") is a major advantage. The estuary is responsible for maintaining a mild microclimate and toning down extremes of temperature. Helped by the presence of nearby marshes, it provides remarkable air conditioning in the summer while also compensating for the rigours of the winter.

The large gravel found throughout the estate’s topsoil originated in mountains in the Massif Central and the Pyrenes. These pebbles absorb the sun’s heat during the daytime and release it at night. This is an important way of improving the maturity of the grape.