2006 Montrose, St-Estèphe (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)
92-95 points Robert Parker: "The deep ruby/purple-hued 2006 possesses classic aromas of creamy blackberries, cassis, flowers, and crushed rocks. It is medium-bodied with a multilayered texture, sweeter, more finely tuned tannin than past vintages, and a powerful finish. There has been no compromise to the wine’s massive richness and density, but rather an emphasis on taming some of the huge tannins Montrose produces. It is an outstanding, fresh, lively effort that appears to be a brilliant achievement for the vintage. The tannin level ranks alongside such great Montrose vintages as 2005, 1990, and 1989, but they are noticeably sweeter. It should age handsomely for 30 or more years." (04/07) 89-91 points Wine Spectator: "Starts off silky and refined. Medium- to full-bodied, with a fine finish, but needs a little more on the midpalate. Attractive spice and currant character." (03/07) K&L's notes - 72% cabernet sauvignon and 28% merlot. At Joanne-Good sweet fruit at end. At property it had a touch of weediness on the nose. Plenty of red berry fruit flavors on the palate. Powerful, tannic finish. Hard to tell?? Some people loved this wine, and others did not like it. Judgment reserved. *? Please note - 2006 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will arrive between Jan 2009 and Dec 2009. We will contact you for shipping instructions.