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Date Printed: 7/22/2017
Chateau Montrose  2010
Chateau Montrose 2010
(search item no. 121437)
collectible wine
has large label
has fluid
has fluid 360
has bottle ishot
volume buy

The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2017: $279.99

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
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
2004 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 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
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 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
1995 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
1994 James Suckling 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:

Long, ample and homogeneous wine. The after taste is neat, and the mid-palate complex and balanced. The soft tannins are neat and straight on a lingering finish. Splendid wine. Classic of Bordeaux, elegant and noble.

Blend: 53% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

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About Chateau Montrose:

Established as a Second Growth in the 1855 classification, Château Montrose enjoys an exceptional geographical situation in Saint-Estèphe, facing the Gironde estuary. Its 95-hectare (235-acre) vineyard thus benefits from the moderating influence of the vast water mass nearby during very hot summers and harsh winters. The vineyard is in a single sweep, a rare and priceless advantage in the region. The soil, consisting of deep gravel over clay, favours natural drainage and ensures that the vines benefit from a slow and regular water supply from the water reserves in the subsoil.

An extensive renovation program with very strict environmental objectives has been carried out at the estate since it was acquired by Martin and Olivier Bouygues in 2006, reflecting the new owners’ determination to perpetuate the quality of the wine and make Château Montrose a model of skilled winemaking and sustainable development.

Under the direction of Hervé Berland since 2012, the estate has 68 employees in the vineyard and winery, all of whom share the same philosophy: respect for the terroir and a constant quest for excellence. That philosophy is manifested in meticulous vineyard practices, very precise parcel selection and use of only the best grapes to make the premium wine, Château Montrose.

The other qualities are used to make the second wine, La Dame de Montrose, and the third wine, Le Saint-Estèphe de Montrose.