Medoc crus classes 2009
Château Montrose, St-Estèphe 2CC 17.75 (92)
Decanter average score: 17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: SB 18 AG 18 SS 17.5
Lovely bouquet of ripe black fruit and seamless integration with oak. Fragrant and earthy palate has weight and complexity as well as a lot of elegance, despite its concentration. Very good tannins back up the vigorous fruit.
Price £210–£275 Widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants
Judges: Steven Brook, Alun Griffiths MW and Steven Spurrier