The 2005 Chateau Montrose displays a beautiful purple-tinted, dense, and almost ink hue. This Saint-Estephe is still closed at this stage, which confirms the wine's density. The swirl reveals sunny and fresh characters with scrumptious black fruits, spices, and chocolate. Full-bodied, generous, and precise on the palate. Strong tannins -substantial yet civilised- coat the palate with a lot of complexity and sap. Retro-olfaction reveals liquorice, brown tobacco, prunes, cherry, and cocoa. The 2005 Chateau Montrose is a superior signature wine with outstanding ageing potential -up to 2045.