Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts and Wine

Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 November 2020

Wine

Sold for

ZAR 3 283
Lot 168
  • Montrose; Saint Estèphe; 2005; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 3 500 - 4 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 3 283

About this Item

Saint Estèphe, 2005
1 (1 x 1) 750ml

The name ‘Montrose’ means ‘pink hill’ and refers to the pink-purple bloom that once grew where the château stands today. The second growth Château Montrose was bought in 2006 by the billionaire Bouygues brothers. Thereafter, the château underwent major renovations and was transformed at a huge cost. With the changes, Montrose now obtains their energy through the use of solar, wind and water and sophisticated geothermal energy systems. This 95-hectare property is known for its powerful, full-bodied Bordeaux wines.

Critics Ratings

‘Here we are fully crossing the threshold into younger, more primary aromatics, but they are also well integrated, beautifully softened and gorgeous. This is sappy with a chalky minerality and fully pliable tannins. It's powerful, with a smile-inducing purity of fruit expression and excellent persistency of exotic coffee notes. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot. Drinking Window 2017 - 2042.’ – Jane Anson, Decanter, 98/100 (Mar 2017)

 ‘The 2005 Montrose replicated previous showings of that formidable wine. The bouquet is backward and here exuding more black fruit than previous bottles, rendering it more akin to the 2010 Montrose. With aeration those telltale scents of pencil lead emerge, although this bottle shows a touch more brine. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, a Montrose with huge backbone, solid to the point of being obdurate. Yet that would be overlooking the poise and delineation of this Montrose, the manner in which it gathers momentum towards the grippy finish. It is a truly great 2005 Bordeaux but it deserves a couple of decades in bottle. Tasted blind at "Philip's Belated February Christmas Lunch.'– Neal Martin, Vinous, 97/100 (Jul 2018)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client

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