The 2012 Chateau Montrose wine has a deep ruby-red. This Saint Estèphe wine has floral, mineral nose hints at fresh blackcurrant, but this sample seems tight and closed down currently. On the palate, somewhat strict and linear flavors of blackcurrant and wet stone are lifted by a repeating note of violet. The finish is long and clean but could use more flesh.
This 2012 Chateau Montrose wine is a classic Bordeaux. Produced in the magnificent new cellars at Montrose, this big, tannic wine is powerful and concentrated. It has something of the classic severity of a wine from this estate, but that’s mitigated by the ripe, generous blackberry fruitiness and the final freshness of a 2012. This 2012 Chateau Montrose wine is a Cellar Selection.
95 points Wine Enthusiast
94 points James Suckling
92 points Wine Spectator