|总统||Martin 和 Olivier Bouygues|
|年刊 Production (Grand Vin)||19,000宗|
|分类||DeuxièmesCrus (Second Growths)|
蒙特罗斯城堡 has been suitably living up to its label of a ‘Super Second’ for more than two decades. However, in 2006 the Chateau changed ownership 和 since the Bouygues brother’s took over there has been a noticeable increase in attention 和 demand. This has been in part due to the brother’s pro-active marketing of the wine to the Far East. They certainly re-ignited interest in this left-bank wine 和 as a result we have seen mounting interest from Hong Kong 和 Chinese collectors. The Bouygues brothers also own Chateau Tronquoy-Lalande in Saint Estephe. In 2017, 蒙特罗斯城堡 ranks No. 13 in the Liv-ex Power 100, a list of the most powerful brands in the fine wine marketplace. Up from 16th the previosu year.
Now regarded as producing some of its best wines ever, 蒙特罗斯城堡 was catapulted into the limelight with the 2009 和 2010 receiving perfect 100 point scores from robert Parker at The 葡萄酒 Advocate. Obvious comparisons to the renowned 1990 have been made due to the same 100 point score. The 2016 vintage has also been compared to the 2009 和 2010 from a quality perspective. It is apparent from tasting notes across the board that this effort at least matches the aforementioned 1990 in quality 和 if – as anticipated – the price follows then investors will see a significant return.
"The first facet of this wine that strikes you is the freshness that lasts from start to finish. This is an animated, vivacious 蒙特罗斯 that starts in almost understated fashion yet builds in the mouth towards what is almost a sensual finish, not a descriptor often applied to 蒙特罗斯. It is a disarmingly 和 hauntingly beautiful 2016, extremely long 和 the aftertaste lasting two or three minutes"
蒙特罗斯酒庄成立于19世纪初，隶属于Charmolue家族已有近100年的历史。 1960年，让·路易斯在妻子安妮·玛丽的支持下控制了蒙特罗斯酒庄。他分别于1975年和1985年投资了新设备，并于1983年建造了新的桶形酒窖。 Jean-Louis的努力获得了回报，因为葡萄酒在Martin之前享有很高的声誉 and Olivier Bouygues (construction 和 telecommunications magnates) bought the great estate in 2006. The Bouygues brothers focused on the environmental impact of 蒙特罗斯, reducing the energy consumption by introducing solar power 和 water conservation. Jean-Bernard Delmas (former winemaker at Chateau Haut-Brion) was appointed by the Bouygues brothers as part of the revitalisation of 蒙特罗斯. In 2011, Herve Berland who was the former general manager at Mouton Rothschild was hired when Jean-Bernard Delmas retired in the same year. Today, at 蒙特罗斯城堡, winemaking follows a very simple philosophy as summarised by Jean-Bernard Delmas: wine is made in the vines 和 not in the winery.
A colossal effort, the 2009 蒙特罗斯 represents a hypothetical blend of the monumental duo of 1989 和 1990 combined with the phenomenal 2003. With 13.7% alcohol (an all-time high at 蒙特罗斯), it is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot 和 the rest tiny quantities of Cabernet Franc 和 Petit Verdot. Some structure 和 minerality can be detected in the background, but the overall impression is one of massive blackberry, black currant 和 mulberry fruit intermixed with forest floor, damp earth, crushed rocks 和 a hint of spring flowers. Full-bodied with sweet but abundant tannin, Jean-Bernard Delmas believes this is the greatest wine he has made during his short tenure at 蒙特罗斯 since retiring from Haut-Brion. This wine will undoubtedly shut down for a decade, then unleash its power, glory 和 potential perfection. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050+.
I have had the 1990 蒙特罗斯 on four separate occasions over the last several months, 和 I have consistently rated it either 99 or 100. Three of the bottles came from my cellar, 和 one was tasted at the chateau. None of them revealed any brett, which is not the case with bottles that were exposed to heat, or had bad storage issues. The wine remains a blockbuster, an inky/ruby/purple-colored effort revealing stunning concentration, amazingly high glycerin, 和 abundant amounts of sweet black fruits intermixed with notions of earth 和 spice. It is a fleshy, full-bodied St.-Estephe with atypically high amounts of fatness 和 fruit extract, but it is settling down nicely 和 seems set for another 2-3 decades of longevity. Many have felt the 1989 蒙特罗斯 is better, 和 it is getting closer to meriting a three digit score, but it remains more tannic 和 backward. Release price: ($350.00/case)
This is considered to be among the greatest vintages ever made in 蒙特罗斯, right up with the 1929, 1945, 1947, 1959, 1961, 1989, 1990 和 2009. Harvest was October 15 to 17. The wine has really come on since I last tasted it, 和 it needs at least another 10 years of cellaring. The blend was 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc 和 1% Petit Verdot. The wine is opaque black/blue, with an incredible nose of blueberry 和 blackberry liqueur, with hints of incense, licorice, 和 acacia flowers. Tannins are incredibly sweet 和 very present. The wine is full-bodied, even massive, with great purity, depth 和 a finish that goes on close to a minute. This is a 50- to 75-year-old wine that will repay handsomely those with good aging genes. (Note: The 蒙特罗斯城堡 网站 gives an aging potential of 2020-2100.)
A candidate for a perfect score, the 2003 蒙特罗斯 has been a superstar since the first time I tasted it in barrel. Showing no signs of weakening, it is an amazing wine from this fabulous terroir. It boasts a deep blue/purple color as well as a stunning perfume of blueberries, black currants, blackberries, licorice 和 camphor. Dense, full-bodied 和 rich with an unctuous texture, well-integrated, melted tannins, 和 a long, heady finish, this big, brawny, super-intense, gorgeous 2003 is just beginning to enter its plateau of full maturity. It should remain there for at least two decades.
In 2005, a very serious drought year stressed most vineyards in 波尔多, which are all dry-farmed. The volume of rainfall was less than half the average of the previous 30 years. The clay subsoils at 蒙特罗斯 have always played a major role in not only dry years, but also in extremely hot ones, such as 2003, as they retain more moisture. The grapes were harvested between September 23 和 October 9. This is a very powerful, full-bodied wine that is quite tannic, but the tannins are relatively velvety. The wine is rich, complex, majestic, multi-dimensional 和 also avoids any of the austerity that some 2005s possess. It has done quite well in its bottle evolution 和 should turn out to be a great 蒙特罗斯, capable of lasting 30 to 50 years.
Originally rated 96, this wine confirmed its early rating, although again, the backwardness 和 still very obvious tannins suggest another 7- to 8-year wait. Dense ruby/purple, with a bouquet of blueberry, crushed rock, 和 some floral notes, the wine is medium to full-bodied , rich, powerful, but again very tannic 和 still strikingly youthful. For a wine that is already 10 years of age, it remains infantile. This blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 和 the rest Cabernet Franc 和 Petit Verdot is indeed a special wine 和 should hit its prime in about 2020 和 last at least 30 years afterward.
One of the superstars of the vintage, this classic 蒙特罗斯 is not as showy or opulent as the 2010, 2009 or 2003, but it offers a dense purple color followed by gorgeously sweet black raspberry 和 black currant fruit intermixed with loamy, earthy, forest floor notes, a floral component 和 a long, full-bodied finish. The 2008 was fashioned from yields of 44 hectoliters per hectare which is slightly less than the 2010's 45 hectoliters per hectare. Forget it for 5-8 years 和 drink it over the following 20+.
This was a very strong year for the Medoc, as opposed to Graves 和 the Right Bank. The vintage has a very irregular reputation, but not so much for the Cabernet Sauvignon grape in the Medoc. Harvest occurred September 23 和 finished October 6, a relatively short period, even at a large estate such as 蒙特罗斯. The wine has sweeter tannins than the 1995, but doesn't have quite the ripeness noticeable in 2003, 2005, 2009 和 2010. This wine is the classic, or more traditional style of 蒙特罗斯, with dusty loamy soil notes intermixed with blackcurrant 和 blackberry fruit. Licorice, underbrush 和 floral notes were all present in this wine, which has good acidity 和 is not far from entering its plateau of full maturity. This was a year where 蒙特罗斯 used a lot of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend – 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc 和 1% Petit Verdot.
The first vintage under new owner Martin Bouygues,who convinced Jean-Bernard Delmas to come out of retirement to produce this wine, the 2006 蒙特罗斯 is an undeniable success. A blend of approximately two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, one-third Merlot, 和 a tiny dollop of Petit Verdot, the most dramatic difference between the 2006, 和 wines made by the previous administration is that Jean Delmas produces wines with sweeter, silkier tannins, although analytically, they are as high as those found in the great 蒙特罗斯 vintages of the past. The 2006 is extraordinarily elegant 和 finesse-styled, but it exhibits stunningly concentrated, sweet blackberry 和 cassis fruit with hints of flowers 和 minerals. Full-bodied with a savory, expansive mid-palate as well as sweet, noble tannins, this beauty will benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age, 和 should drink well for 20-25+ years.