Ch Montrose 2022
2e Grand Cru Classé
€ 203.34/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Neil Martin – 97-99/100
The 2022 Montrose was picked 2 to 22 September comprising all four
grape varieties and all the Cabernet Franc, with 13% pressed wine,
matured in 60% new oak. There is 14.5% alcohol this year, which is less
than 2018. It has an extremely pure nose with black cherries and
blueberry. Quite floral in style with hints of blood orange percolating
through with time. The palate is very precise with exceptional mineralité
and tension. Very focused, superb concentration, with what is becoming
Montrose’s trademark sense of symmetry and sustained aftertaste, this
could be the finest Saint-Estèphe in 2022.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 99-100/100
The 2022 Montrose is such a compelling wine that assigning it a bracketed score seems a mere formality. A brilliant terroir, impeccable viticulture, perfectly timed harvest dates and judicious extraction have aligned to deliver a monument in the making, reminiscent of a far purer, more precise, modern-day version of the 1990 vintage at this address. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of dark berries, cassis, violets, iris, pencil lead and cigar wrapper, it’s full-bodied, deep and authoritative, its velvety attack segueing into a layered, elegantly muscular core that’s framed by supple, powdery tannins, concluding with a long, resonant finish. A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, this only confirms Montrose’s status as a de facto first growth and unquestionably one of the contemporary Médoc’s very greatest estates.