Tasting Notes Montrose 2004
This one of my favorite 2004 Bordeaux to drink at the moment. It shows lovely sweet tobacco, flowers and currants on the nose and palate. It’s full-to-medium-bodied, with silky, firm tannins and a spicy, fresh finish. So delicious now.
Tasted at the French Embassy in London. The Montrose ’04 has a delightful bouquet that is feminine for Montrose with ripe wild strawberry, dried flowers, cedar-wood and a hint of dried honey. Very fine delineation here. The palate is medium-bodied with a firm entry, well judged acidity with great precision and poise. The finish is fresh and harmonious, thought it perhaps lacks the joie-de-vivre and the ambition of a top-tier Montrose. Tight on the finish, but still, this has much to offer and deserves another 5-6 years cellaring. Drink 2015-2030. Tasted November 2010.
An impressive effort for the vintage, the 2004 Montrose possesses a deep ruby/purple-tinged color as well as a sweet nose of black fruits intermixed with notions of smoke, cold steel, earth, and subtle background wood. With excellent texture, a sweet ripeness, medium to full body, and moderate tannin, it should drink well for 15+ years. Also tasted: 2004 La Dame de Montrose (88)