2016 Chateau Montrose
Region: Bordeaux - Saint-Estephe
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (68%); Merlot (25%); Cabernet Franc (7%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 99 (RP); 100 (JD); 98 (JS)
" Unquestionably one of the top 2-3 wines of the vintage, the 2016 Château Montrose is a monument in the making. This deep purple-colored 2016 possesses powerful, incredibly classic Saint-Estephe notes of creme de cassis, graphite, damp earth, lead pencil shavings, and burning embers. With a powerful, full-bodied style on the palate, a huge mid-palate, lots of underlying structure and tannic grip, and perfect balance, this magical wine will need upwards of a decade or cellaring and keep for 40-50 years."
Jeb Dunnuck (JD) - 02/19