"Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Montrose has a crisp, earthy, tobacco-scented bouquet with sage and clove developing in the glass—clearly a Saint Estèphe that is determined to succeed in an off-vintage, which this estate is masterful at doing. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin. This bottle felt compact for this vintage, one of the few 2007s that merit decanting. However, there is undeniably plenty of freshness and a welcome touch of spice towards the finish. Linear in style, this is one of the few 2007s that should improve with bottle age. Tasted February 2017."
Neal Martin 92 Punkte
"Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 2007 Bordeaux tasting. The 2007 Montrose is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked from 20 September to 11 October. It has a more outgoing and penetrating bouquet than the Calon-Segur 2007 with red cherries, soy, tobacco and ink. It gains vigor in the glass and retains commendable harmony. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannins, a little more viscous in the mouth than its peers with decent fleshy, but slightly rustic red berry fruit on the finish. Earthy in style but with good volume and length. The class comes through here and I was not surprised when its identity was revealed. Tasted September 2015."
Neal Martin 91 Punkte