Thursday, February 21, 2019

Perfect Magnum - Rated 100/100 Robert Parker

Very limited!
2009 Chateau Montrose Saint Estephe....$749.99 / 1.5 liter (Magnum)
The blend was 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Jean Bernard Delmas’ goal was to find perfect equilibrium between freshness and concentration, given its incredible opulence and the voluptuous character this vintage offered. That’s what this wine has in abundance. With an astounding dense purple color, the wine has velvety, sweet tannins, and an extremely open-knit and opulent blueberry, blackberry and creme de cassis nose. There is scorched earth, vanilla and, again, telltale licorice and spice. It is unctuously textured – thicker and juicier than the 2010 and more forward. This wine should come into its own in another five years. And again, it has at least 50+ years of aging potential. Drink 2019-2069
Rated 100/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Blueberries, currants and Indian spices on the nose follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a lovely finish. It's intense and refined. A beauty. It goes on for minutes. Speechless. Better and cleaner than the great 1990. Try in 2022.
Rated 100/100 James Suckling
Rated 98/100 Decanter
Rated 97/100 Wine Spectator
Rated 97/100 Stephen Tanzer

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