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2009 Chateau Montrose 2nd Grand Cru Classe Pre-Arrival Offer
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1989 and 1990 déjà vu all over again? If you think the 2003 Montrose (which merited 100 points) was powerful (13.2% alcohol), keep in mind that the 2009 Montrose came in at 13.7% alcohol. There is no sense of hotness, only extraordinary transparency and precision, allied to massive fruit intensity. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this super-concentrated claret possesses a style reminiscent of the sumptuous 1990 combined with the structure of the 1989. The color is an opaque purple, the pH is a relatively normal 3.7, and the finish is endless. The flavor profile bursts with black currant, blackberry, and boysenberry fruit intertwined with hints of spring flowers and crushed rocks. Huge body, sweet tannin, and wonderful freshness make for one of the all-time great wines ever produced at Montrose. I hope to be drinking this wine with great pleasure before the Man comes for me. Kudos to Jean-Bernard Delmas. (Tasted two times)
Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate # 188 Apr 2010 Big and structured, delivering wild aromas of Indian spices, crushed berry, sweet tobacco and coffee. Full-bodied, with loads of velvety, chewy tannins and a long spicy finish. The chateau says this is like the 1990, but I think it could be even better. It's certainly
James Suckling - Wine Spectator Conditions of Pre Arrival Offer: 1. No minimum order quantities apply. 2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise. 3. As stocks are extremely limited all orders will be confirmed as available before payment is processed. 4. The wines are due to arrive in late 2012. 5. Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to pass on any changes in Government duties and taxes and delivery charges from the date of order to the date of final delivery of the wine. 6. Errors and omissions excepted. 7. Delivery charges apply to any order under $200 in value- these can be found here: www.nicks.com.au/index.aspx?link_id=70.440