Montrose 2009

Product Details

Vintage
2009
Colour
Red
Appellation
St Estephe

Stock Available - All Pack Sizes and Formats

Pack Size Source Qty You Sell You Buy Qty Action
12 x 0.75L BI Stock IB 5 cs £1,990.00 £2,200.00 2 cs
6 x 0.75L BI Stock IB 10 cs £995.00

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
100

Harvested between September 17 and October 5, this wine seems always open for business, so to speak, much like the great 1982s. The summer of 2009 was very hot and dry, which got the harvest off to a reasonably early start. The blend was 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Jean Bernard Delmas’ goal was to find perfect equilibrium between freshness and concentration, given its incredible opulence and the voluptuous character this vintage offered. That’s what this wine has in abundance. With an astounding dense purple color, the wine has velvety, sweet tannins, and an extremely open-knit and opulent blueberry, blackberry and creme de cassis nose. There is scorched earth, vanilla and, again, telltale licorice and spice. It is unctuously textured – thicker and juicier than the 2010 and more forward. This wine should come into its own in another five years. And again, it has at least 50+ years of aging potential.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #214, Aug 2014)

Neal Martin
98+

The 2009 Montrose has a taut, brilliantly defined bouquet with intense black fruit laced with crushed stone, forest floor, crushed rose petals and a touch of slate. Magnificent. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, good depth and grip, plenty of graphite locked in here with a bravura finish that indicates that this Saint-Estèphe is in for the long-haul. It may well deserve a higher score as it evolves in bottle. Everything you wish for in a Montrose. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. - vinous.com, March 2019

Michael Schuster
18

[65CS/29M/5CF/1PV] Closed to smell, but a fine, ripe blackberry and blackcurrant background; immediately full and warmly mouthfilling, harmonious yes, with a very firm, but very fine grained tannin; a nice freshness too; long and powerful to taste, with a clear, freshly ripe fruit core, very long across the palate: density, matter, and great persistence. Finish also a touch hot and bitter, if you are sensitive to that. Gravel backed elegance, along with 2009 power and force, though without heaviness. A deeper, ampler, sweeter, more velvety and more powerful impression than its still splendid 2008, which is an easier, fresher, more precise wine. 2022-40+

James Suckling
98

For the very ripe vintage this has a herbal and wet earth nose that's very cool. Then on the palate there’s a ton of ripe cassis, polished fine tannins and a tremendous freshness powering the very long dry finish. One of the stars of the vintage that's just beginning to enter its best form. This is normally a perfect wine but perhaps not a perfect bottle? Drink or hold. (Horizontal Tasting, London, 2019) - Stuart Pigott, jamessuckling.com, March 2019

Wine Lister
949

Quality 954 | Brand 992 | Economics 865 |
Quality: Predicted life of 20 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2009 vintage, which averages 11 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 34 of the world's top wine lists, including Tru Economics: Above its peer group average price of £58 for the 2009 vintage Production:

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017