1996 Montrose,12x750ml

1996 Montrose,12x750ml

Montrose 12x75cl

Availability: 3-4 weeks

Case size: 12 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £2,420.00

Critics Score: 96

Publication: Neal Martin, Wine Advocate

Drinking Dates: 2018-2055

Tasted at the vertical in London, I have instead used the tasting note from a bottle opened at the property when I visited just a couple of weeks later. The 1996 Montrose is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 23 September and 6 October. It was served alongside the 1986 Montrose, however, this is a far better wine and reconfirms Robert Parker's remarks at his own vertical at the property in 2014. For me, it is that loamy character that defines the nose—freshly tilled, damp soil that tinctures the black fruit —that takes you straight to this particular château. This is classic through and through and very well defined. The palate is wonderful with very fine delineation, pitch-perfect acidity, touches of graphite infusing the red and black fruit that dovetails into a very pretty, floral finish. This is clearly one of the great wines of the 1996 vintage and I would be stocking up as much as I could, because it will give 30-40 years of pleasure. Tasted July 2016.
Montrose
Case size:12x75cl
Region:bdxr
Vintage:1996