2015 Montrose, St-Estèphe (Pre-Arrival) SKU #1253167

$149.99

JS 98 WE 96 JD 95
RP 95 DC 93 VN 93
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K&L Notes

94 points Neal Martin: "The 2015 Montrose was bottled in July 2017, a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. I remember that Herve Berland felt that I was rather mean to the 2015 after the splendid 2014. Certainly I find that élevage has meliorated this Montrose and lent the aromatics a little more complexity and cohesion compared to its showing in barrel. There is still plenty of blackberry and cassis fruit, also a subtle floral component that becomes more conspicuous with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, smooth and almost silky in texture with a fine bead of acidity. This is certainly one of the more elegant and graceful Montrose in recent years with a lovely saline, marine-influenced finish. I maintain that it will be surpassed by the 2014 and nascent 2016, but it remains a delicious Montrose whose fineness of tannins should render it more approachable than other recent vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2021 - 2045." (2/2018)

Staff Reviews

  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    6/13/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    With the weather in St. Estephe a bit rainy and wet compared to other Left Bank appellations, the cabernet-heavy 2015 Montrose doesn't show any signs of waterlog. This is easily the best Montrose I've tasted in my young career and the most lush on the palate. The black fruits are rich and mouthcoating, the structure firm and foreboding. An old school claret worthy of second-growth status.
  • Philip Bohorfoush
    By: Philip Bohorfoush
    5/19/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    It is easy to understand the purity of fruit, focus, and great core here when you find out that Montrose conducted three passes through the sorting tables and then used an optical sorter. Cassis, blueberry, deep black and blue fruits with graphite. Medium plus bodied, silky, balanced, and pure. Excellent.

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