Montrose 2009

Cult Wines Price: £2,258.00 / 12x75cl
Cult Wines Price: £1,105.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Montrose, Montrose, 2009

Tasting Notes Montrose 2009

100

Blueberries, currants and Indian spices on the nose follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a lovely finish. It's intense and refined. A beauty. It goes on for minutes. Speechless. Better and cleaner than the great 1990. Try in 2022.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 14th 2012
100

A colossal effort, the 2009 Montrose represents a hypothetical blend of the monumental duo of 1989 and 1990 combined with the phenomenal 2003. With 13.7% alcohol (an all-time high at Montrose), it is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and the rest tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Some structure and minerality can be detected in the background, but the overall impression is one of massive blackberry, black currant and mulberry fruit intermixed with forest floor, damp earth, crushed rocks and a hint of spring flowers. Full-bodied with sweet but abundant tannin, Jean-Bernard Delmas believes this is the greatest wine he has made during his short tenure at Montrose since retiring from Haut-Brion. This wine will undoubtedly shut down for a decade, then unleash its power, glory and potential perfection. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050+.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199 Feb 2012
95+

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Montrose 2009 has an intense bouquet but it is somehow very contained at the moment. Nice precision here, perhaps a little smudged with baked cherry and bilberry fruit. The palate is soft and rounded on the entry and there is clearly immense backbone and weight. Even blind, the class shows through, but as usual it is a difficult wine to taste at the beginning of what will inevitably be a long career. Tasting a second bottle in a different flight, I noticed a more Pauillac-like personality with a powerful, burly finish that is typical of Montrose. Impressive verging on oppressive and vice versa! It will need serious ageing, lock this up for a decade before parole. Tasted January 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2013

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