Montrose 2005

Cult Wines Price: £1,300.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Montrose, Montrose, 2005

Tasting Notes Montrose 2005

96

Tasted at BBR’s 2005/2009 tasting in London. This has a superb nose with redcurrant, cranberry, limestone, a hint of cedar and graphite all very finely tuned. Intense rather than powerful. The palate is medium-bodied with a chalky entry, good acidity and tension, a firm masculine structure typical of Montrose with a terse grippy finish, sous-bois lingering beautifully in the mouth. Superb. Tasted July 2011.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jan 2012
96

In 2005, a very serious drought year stressed most vineyards in Bordeaux, which are all dry-farmed. The volume of rainfall was less than half the average of the previous 30 years. The clay subsoils at Montrose have always played a major role in not only dry years, but also in extremely hot ones, such as 2003, as they retain more moisture. The grapes were harvested between September 23 and October 9. This is a very powerful, full-bodied wine that is quite tannic, but the tannins are relatively velvety. The wine is rich, complex, majestic, multi-dimensional and also avoids any of the austerity that some 2005s possess. It has done quite well in its bottle evolution and should turn out to be a great Montrose, capable of lasting 30 to 50 years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #214 Aug 2014
94

What wonderful nose of minerals, spices, dried flowers and currants. Full and dense, with lovely ripe fruit, yet reserved and telling you that there is so much more to come. Give it at least three to four more years of bottle age. This is just a baby. Tannic! 

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 20th 2011

Montrose Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Montrose 2017 Chateau Montrose £1,025.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2017 Chateau Montrose £590.00 6x75cl
Montrose 2015 Chateau Montrose £1,100.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2014 Chateau Montrose £948.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2013 Chateau Montrose £630.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2012 Chateau Montrose £694.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2011 Chateau Montrose £600.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2010 Chateau Montrose £1,900.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2010 Chateau Montrose £950.00 6x75cl
Montrose 2009 Chateau Montrose £2,258.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2009 Chateau Montrose £1,105.00 6x75cl
Montrose 2008 Chateau Montrose £810.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2007 Chateau Montrose £700.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2006 Chateau Montrose £840.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2005 Chateau Montrose £1,300.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2004 Chateau Montrose £780.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2003 Chateau Montrose £1,720.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2002 Chateau Montrose £830.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2001 Chateau Montrose £1,050.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2000 Chateau Montrose £1,400.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1999 Chateau Montrose £960.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1998 Chateau Montrose £1,163.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1997 Chateau Montrose £792.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1996 Chateau Montrose £1,580.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1995 Chateau Montrose £1,257.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1990 Chateau Montrose £5,995.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1989 Chateau Montrose £4,320.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1986 Chateau Montrose £1,020.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1982 Chateau Montrose £2,100.00 12x75cl