Montrose 2006

Cult Wines Price: £840.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Montrose, Montrose, 2006

Tasting Notes Montrose 2006

94+

The first vintage under new owner Martin Bouygues,who convinced Jean-Bernard Delmas to come out of retirement to produce this wine, the 2006 Montrose is an undeniable success. A blend of approximately two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, one-third Merlot, and a tiny dollop of Petit Verdot, the most dramatic difference between the 2006, and wines made by the previous administration is that Jean Delmas produces wines with sweeter, silkier tannins, although analytically, they are as high as those found in the great Montrose vintages of the past. The 2006 is extraordinarily elegant and finesse-styled, but it exhibits stunningly concentrated, sweet blackberry and cassis fruit with hints of flowers and minerals. Full-bodied with a savory, expansive mid-palate as well as sweet, noble tannins, this beauty will benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age, and should drink well for 20-25+ years.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #181 Feb 2009
92

Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. This has good intensity on the nose: black dusty fruit, cedar, charcoal and scorched earth all with commendable definition. Medium-bodied palate, grippy tannins that are a little coarse, but the balanced is here, well-integrated new oak, a little austere but fanning out towards the briary finish with blackberry, tar and cedar. This Montrose deserves another 8-10 years in bottle and I suspect that by then it will deserve another couple of points. Tasted January 2010.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2010
92

Montrose is so typically Saint-Estephe in 2006, with dried spices such cardamom and cloves as well as delicate currants. Full-bodied, with firm tannins and a dense center palate. It needs another three or four years of bottle age to soften. 

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 £740.00 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 £1,229.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1990 Chateau Montrose £5,995.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1989 Chateau Montrose £4,320.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1986 Chateau Montrose £1,008.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1982 Chateau Montrose £2,100.00 12x75cl