Back at the (wine) desk after a few days off, I've been looking at a few new release Bordeaux. But before I write those up, here is a delicious Château Montrose from the 2001 vintage. As a left bank Bordeaux vintage, the 2001s were in the shadow of the 2000s, but time is proving this to be a very good vintage on my tastings. The 2001 Montrose is an exercise in classic St Estèphe and it comfortably wears its status as a pinnacle of the St Estèphe appellation. Its aromatics are textbook blackcurrant and cedar. The palate has wonderful length, and a tannic structure and balance suggesting that this Montrose, while starting to enter its drinking prime, will cellar well for another decade. More St Estèphe please.
Price: Best not to ask
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