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Chateau Montrose 2001

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$220.00 per bottle

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"Deeply involving. Substantial red and black berry notes, a subtle spice overlay and an overriding impression of ripeness. Superbly crafted, a refined structure, yet with real fruit explosion. The spicy finsih is very rewarding." Decanter

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2001 VINTAGE

95 Tasted in New York city. Of slightly less intense and evolved color than the 2000, the nose of this wine is both splendid and superior. Fine and subtle, it smells of fruit and cedar. The palate distinguishes itself from the 2000 vintage by its slender character. The miracle comes from the fact that under this shape, it remains very chubby. It melts on the palate, yet I find that it slightly falls down on finish, before giving the impression of returning with lovely aromas on the palate. Its success is confirmed, showing an optimal Quality Price Ratio. Now and before 2020-2030.
Deeply involving. Substantial red and black berry notes, a subtle spice overlay and an overriding impression of ripeness. Superbly crafted, a refined structure, yet with real fruit explosion. The spicy finsih is very rewarding. Drink from 2010. (18.75 points)
91 Yields were a mere 32 hectoliters per hectare, and the 2001 Montrose (which represents 64% of the total production) is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc. It is one of the vintage's most powerful and concentrated wines. An impressive powerhouse as well as a thick, unctuous effort, 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. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030.
92-94 Sweet and ripe fruit, with spice and tarragon. Full- to medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. Refined. Almost like 1996. Score range: 92-94 –JS
92 Very dark, perfumed aromas of cassis, blackberry, violet and minerals. Bright but youthfully tight, with flavors of black fruits and minerals and moderate density. Finishes firm and backward, with very good grip. Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

 

Name Château Montrose
Vintage 2001
Type Rouge/ Red
Appellation Saint Estèphe 
Classification Second Cru / Second growth 
Grape Varieties 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc
Format 750ml
Alcohol 12.5%
Vineyard 95 Hectares 
Average Age of Vines 40 years 
Production 17,000 cases
Soil Deep, largesize gravel with sand and small amount of clay
Winemaking Handpicked beginning with the merlots and finishing up with the Cabernet Sauvignon located on the large plateau. The Alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats and lasts about 20 days.
Ageing 60% of new french oak barrels each year, supplied by several carefully - selected coopers are used in Montrose.The average ageing period is 16 to 18 months
Serving Suggestions Best now through 2025 
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