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2016 Montrose

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2016 Montrose from Chateau Montrose, St-Estephe, Bordeaux

Immense anticipation surrounds the esteemed 2016 Montrose from Chateau Montrose, emerging as a cornerstone in the world of fine wine investment. My adoration for Bordeaux's vintages advances with each nuanced expression, and the 2016 release stands as a beacon of exquisite craftsmanship shaped by that year's unique conditions that are now whispered, with reverence, amongst oenophiles and investors alike.


A Vintage Triumph of Nature's Alchemy

In the dance of nature’s fickleness, the 2016 vintage managed an en pointe performance. An amalgamation of warm summer days graced with cool nights led to a seamless ripening period, cementing this vintage's reputation for balance and depth. The extraordinary climate during 2016 encouraged the vineyard’s remarkable terroir to impart profound character to the grapes, ensuring a cellar-worthy wine with an enviable aging trajectory.


Complex Yet Poised: A True St-Estephe Marvel

Engaging deeply with the 2016 Montrose is akin to embarking on an odyssey through layers of complexity. Each sip is reminiscent of a masterful symphony – whereby cassis and black cherry notes unite harmoniously with subtle undertones of pencil lead and truffle. This wine's tannic structure stands as a testament to the St-Estephe terroir's archetypal robustness, yet the tannins possess a silken finesse that forecasts an exceptional evolution ahead.

The adept crafting at Chateau Montrose yielded a 2016 vintage that captivates both connoisseur and investor. Indeed, its poised expression coupled with a strong backbone promises not only sensorial delight but also potential for substantial value appreciation over time.


An Emblem of Elegance Among Investment Wines

The 2016 Montrose reflects an alignment of celestial viticultural elements; it so distinguishedly encapsulates St-Estephe offsprings' stately elegance. With each profound decantation comes clarity – this wine is indisputably destined to occupy prime positions in discerning collectors' portfolios. It beckons with the promise of both a transcendent tasting journey and illuminating investment growth.

To enthuse upon the virtues of this exemplary creation further would be to gild the lily. Suffice it to say, this particular vintage from Chateau Montrose stands as one of the foremost exemplars of Bordeaux brilliance, imparting both prestige and prosperity upon those who understand its worth.

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Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Montrose is a little youthfully shy to begin, but with coaxing, it unfurls to reveal the most beguiling scents of wilted roses, oolong tea, crushed rocks, wild sage, star anise and candied violets over a wonderfully pristine, well-defined core of crushed blackcurrants, black raspberries and kirsch plus wafts of pencil lead and wood smoke. The taut, muscular, medium to full-bodied palate straddles jaw-dropping intensity and finesse superbly, featuring a solid backbone of ripe tannins and giving a firm frame right through the incredibly long, exquisitely nuanced finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 30 November 2018


A solid and tight Montrose with a linear structure of ripe tannins that gives wonderful length and energy. Full-bodied, yet reserved and toned. Stone and mineral character underneath is impressive. Beautiful center palate. The class and focus are marvelous. Better than 2015. This is what Montrose is all about.

James Suckling -, April 4th 2017


Very dark blackish crimson. Great, fresh, minerally savour on the nose. Lots of intensity initially. Sweet start – quite a surprise in a way – and then lots of structure. Doesn't quite hang together yet but there is masses of potential. Sweet, fresh ink. Good raciness. Quite muscular but not at all heavy. An edge of acidity is evident without the strong stoniness of St-Estèphe. Just a little bit stringy on the end. Lots of life and freshness (clays help). Pretty glamorous.

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