Château Montrose 2012

Château Montrose 2012 Flaschenbewertung (Mai 2015): "The 2012 Montrose (57% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot), is rich, broad, and dense ruby/purple, with substantial tannins still to shed. It is a rather masculine, medium to full-bodied Montrose, with cassis, crushed rock and spice. This wine will need bottle age because of the tannin profile, should hit its prime in another 7-8 years, and last for another 20-25. This is another wine with the alcohol pushing an impressive 14% and a finished pH of 3.7 a two characteristics of a very ripe, high-quality vintage." 92+/100 Punkte - Trinkreife: 2022 - 2048 The inky/purple-colored 2012 offers up scents of white chocolate, creme de cassis, acacia flowers, crushed rocks and forest floor. The tannins are surprisingly soft as the pH is about 3.7, which is slightly higher than the 2010's 3.6. This dense, full-bodied wine is still somewhat monolithic, but it is loaded with concentration and power as well as a long finish. While not totally formed, all the component parts are present. The 2012 will not match the level of the 2009 and 2010, but it should stand out as one of the highlights of 2012. Only 52% of the production made it into the 2012 Montrose, a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon (harvested between October 13 and 20), 37% Merlot (picked during the third week of September) and a tiny amount of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The pH was 3.7 and I suspect the alcohol level pushes 14%. It is one of the top successes of the vintage. As new administrator Herve Berland indicated, the severe six-week drought caused the Cabernet skins to become very thick, thus resisting the huge rainfall that fell between October 7 and 9. The late harvest dates suggest very ripe Cabernet Sauvignon, which appears to be exactly what has occurred. 92-94/100 Punkte 57 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 37 % Merlot, 5 % Cabernet Franc, 1 % Petit Verdot. 53 % Selektion als Grand Vin. Sattes Purpur-Granat, dicht in der Mitte, lila Schimmer aussen. Kaffee, Lakritze, schwarze Oliven, feine Rauchnoten, blumige Töne, dahinter eine trockene, stützende Frucht aufweisend, gibt sich nicht so reserviert wie sonst bei den Primeurproben. Im Gaumen kompakt, fleischig, fordernde Adstringenz, noch leicht mehlig in den Tanninen. 18/20 Punkte - Trinken: 2022 - 2050 Delivers a solid core of black cherry and tobacco leaf, with a briary backdrop on the finish. A bit chewy overall, but this maintains good intensity and a mouthwatering chalky edge. Backward, displaying fine length. —J.M. 90-93/100 Punkte This shows a lovely finish with ultra-fine tannins and pretty fruit. Refined and long. Plenty of ripe and clean fruit. Tangy and fresh. Shows careful viticulture and winemaking. 93-94 Punkte
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Liter0.75 Liter
Menge12 Stück
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Produzent2. Cru classé St. Estephe
RegionSaint Estephe
Alkohol13,0% Vol.
Artikelnummer Shop57282
Artikelnummer wein.cc3407258