From the famed Chateau Montrose, this 2001 vintage Bordeaux is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. A dense pruple colour, sweet aromas of earth, compost, and thick, juicy black currant as well as notes of cherry are vivid. The palate is medium-bodied, very classic in style with dry grippy tannins and graphite infused black fruits. There is real depth and a firm backbone to this wine, and it shows great definition and length on the finish.
3 Point Summary
Ripe black fruit flavours, medium-bodied with dry grippy tannins.
Did you know..?
Chateau Montrose's wine was classified as one of 15 Deuxièmes Crus in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
2 STARS - Les Guides Hachette des Vins 2005.
Steak Entrecôte in a Red-Wine Sauce with Shallots
Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic
Serve at Temp
18 *C / 64 *F
A Bordeaux Blend is a combination of grape varieties. Traditionally Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are seen as vital components and many wines are made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties, but other grapes such as Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec are often used. Red Bordeaux Blends are known for powerful structure and deep flavours of dark fruits and berries such as plum and blackcurrant, whilst relatively high tannins imbue the wines with well-defined body.
"It is one of the vintage's most powerful and concentrated wines. An impressive powerhouse, it possesses freshness, full body, high tannin, low acidity, admirable extract, and loads of creme de cassis fruit intermixed with leather, chocolate, liquid minerals, and earth. There is noticeable tannin in this blockbuster."
Robert Parker - Critic
Bordeaux is situated in south-west France and is arguably the world’s most famous and prolific wine region. The majority of Bordeaux wines are the dry, medium and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends and the finest examples come from the regions of Haut-Médoc, Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. Bordeaux is also known for exquisite white wines; both dry styles, particularly from Pessac-Léognan, and the sweeter offerings from of Sauternes.