Ch Montrose 2021
2e Grand Cru Classé
€ 160.93/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Antonio Galloni – 94-96/100
The 2021 is a fine choice for Montrose fans who want to drink the Grand Vin without waiting for decades. I imagine the slightly high amount of
Merlot also helps in giving the Grand Vin a measure of suppleness that is
rarely found in Montrose. Gentle extractions bring out gorgeous purity in
the fruit. Scorched earth, licorice, rose petal and blood orange develop in
the glass, followed by a kick of Montrose structure on the finish. The 2021
is not an especially typical Montrose, but it is an undeniably attractive
wine. The 13.1% alcohol has not been seen here in years.
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate – 94-96/100
A brilliant achievement, the 2021 Montrose is reminiscent of a purer, more precise, modern-day version of the estate’s 1996. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of blackcurrants, pencil shavings, sweet loamy soil, black truffle and nicely integrated new oak, it’s full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with terrific depth at the core, lively acids and a seamless, harmonious profile. Exhibiting beautifully refined tannins and an impressive sense of completeness, it’s a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot—standing out as one of the few top wines of the vintage that actually includes more Merlot and less Cabernet than in recent years.