Chateau Montrose Saint Estèphe 2016 750ml - Domaine Franey
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Chateau Montrose Saint Estèphe 2016 750ml
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Chateau Montrose Saint Estèphe 2016

  • jd100
  • v97+
  • we97
  • ws96


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Very dark colour, deep and intense. The complex, lively and precise nose presents aromas of well-ripened fruit with by oaked toasty notes and a spicy touch. The attack is generous and opulent. The full and fleshy palate reveals silky and precise tannins. The full finish is incredibly long. An exceptional Montrose, powerful, classy and elegant, a good representation of the signature of our terroir.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd100

Unquestionably one of the top 2-3 wines of the vintage, the 2016 Château Montrose is a monument in the making. Checking in as a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Franc raised in 60% new French oak (the balance was in once-used barrels) and representing a tiny 36% of the production, 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.

February 28, 2019
  • v97+

The 2016 Montrose displays a pixelated, detailed bouquet that is supremely focused. There is more "airiness" to this wine [compared to previous bottles], and an expressive floral component of pressed iris and incense that is wonderfully entwined with the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with lithe tannins, quite sensual and utterly harmonious, leading to a caressing but very deep, quite profound finish. Like the 2016 Meyney that preceded it, this is very persistent and should age with style and charm. Tasted blind at the Southwold tasting.

January 2020
Wine Enthusiast
  • we97

While this wine's tannins are powerful. they are buried in a surprisingly soft texture of rich black fruits. With both structure and ripe blackberry flavors, the wine is already balanced. A juicy aftertaste lifts the tannins, pushing the wine into greatness. Drink from 2025.

May 1, 2019
Wine Spectator
  • ws96

Very pure, with lilac, violet, cassis, bitter cherry and damson plum notes streaming through in lockstep right from the start. A fine chalky underpinning gives the finish a sleek and racy edge. A beautifully precise wine, with a lot in reserve, that could benefit from a little added weight in the cellar. Best from 2025 through 2040.

March 31, 2019

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