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2013 Chateau MontroseBlend from France


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  • 95 Wine Enthusiast
  • 91-94 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 93 Decanter
  • 92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 92 Wine Spectator
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"This is a firm wine although with superb fruit. It is structured and dense, dark with tarry tannins as well as juicy fruitiness. It is a powerful wine that certainly has the freshness of the year while also having dark, dense tannins. Drink from 2025. -RV"

91-94 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Graphite, camphor, incense, tobacco, smoke and game burst from the glass in the 2013 Montrose. A dark, brooding wine, the 2013 boasts notable depth and tannin considering its mid-weight structure. The 2013 will require at least a few years to come together. Graphite, scorched earth, sage and rosemary are some of the notes that inform the intense finish. This has real density for the year. Based on two tastings so far, the 2013 Montrose is making a very strong case for itself as one of the wines of the vintage. The blend is 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, with quite a bit more Cabernet than the more typical 55%. Tasted twice.

93 Decanter

Dense black-red, cassis and some tobacco, spicy, almost taffeta texture over classically firm Montrose fruit, great clarity of expression, very fine.

92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Aromas of black currant and dried flowers such as violets. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a delicate. Fruity finish. Seamless tannins. Drink now.

92 Wine Spectator

Rock-solid, with lightly steeped red currant and damson plum fruit that fills outs nicely with air, while singed alder, tobacco, iron and warm pebble notes show in the background. The pure finish has good energy. A great effort for the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2023

Product Detail

Item # 133565
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Ste Estephe

95 - Wine Enthusiast

91-94 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

93 - Decanter

92 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

92 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2013
Color Red
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla and tobacco