The 2009 Montrose is a brilliant wine from the estate. It has a detailed and intense bouquet with blackberry, cedar, crushed stone and light floral scents, tightly wound and clearly preparing for long term ageing. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, perfectly judged acidity. Almost symmetric in style with a finish so precise that beggars belief that this is a 2009. Wonderful. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits Ten Year On tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2060
Robert Parker 100
Hallelujahâ€”what a glorious nose! The deep garnet colored 2009 Montrose features beautiful Black Forest cake, licorice, creme de cassis and warm blueberries scents with hints of charcoal, truffles, tapenade and menthol plus a waft of star anise. The palate is full-bodied, rich, super concentrated and yet superbly harmonious with a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2065
Tasted blind. Monstrously dark! Smells of sweet tea. Very, very concentrated with a bit of alcohol on the end. The most youthful wine of the flight. Drying finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2045