Château Montrose 2008

Bordeaux
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£105.00 per bottle
13 in stock

95 Points - Robert Parker

One of the superstars of the vintage, this classic Montrose is not as showy or opulent as the 2010, 2009 or 2003, but it offers a dense purple color followed by gorgeously sweet black raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with loamy, earthy, forest floor notes, a floral component and a long, full-bodied finish. The 2008 was fashioned from yields of 44 hectoliters per hectare which is slightly less than the 2010's 45 hectoliters per hectare. Forget it for 5-8 years and drink it over the following 20+.

Taste & Aroma

Score:95

One of the superstars of the vintage, this classic Montrose is not as showy or opulent as the 2010, 2009 or 2003, but it offers a dense purple color followed by gorgeously sweet black raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with loamy, earthy, forest floor notes, a floral component and a long, full-bodied finish. The 2008 was fashioned from yields of 44 hectoliters per hectare which is slightly less than the 2010's 45 hectoliters per hectare. Forget it for 5-8 years and drink it over the following 20+.

Robert Parker on May 1st, 2011

Producer

Château Montrose is one of the leading estates in St.Estéphe and was founded in 1778. The vineyards are perfectly located on a deep gravel bank only 800 metres from the Gironde Estuary creating the perfect microclimate and helping to protect the vines against frost. Between 1962 and 2006 the Château was owned by Jean-Louis Charmolue until it was sold to its current owners, Martin and Olivier Bouygues (Owners of the well-known French construction firm Bouygues). The wines are typically a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and are matured in oak barrels for 18 months. They tend to be high in tannins and therefore possess excellent ageing potential.

Region

Bordeaux is not only the most famous wine producing region in France but in the world, with the most prestigious châteaux and wines in the industry. Its history dates back to the Roman times and today is the largest producing region of fine wines. Vineyards in Bordeaux are known by châteaux and therefore the name of each individual château is an important brand. 

Many top wines are sold ‘En Primeur’ meaning that they are sold in the barrel prior to bottling. Almost 90% of the wine produced in Bordeaux is red (called ‘Claret’ in the UK) from over 8,500 producers. The main reason for the success of the wine production in Bordeaux is the perfect combination of climate, with long hours of sunshine ideal for ripening the grapes and well-draining gravel soil. Appellations are an important part of the Bordeaux culture and the region has 54 appellations recognized by the AOC, the Appellation d’Origine Controlle.

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