Neal Martin: The 2015 Montrose is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon,29% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc that was picked between 15September and 8 October, the fruit sorted three times using threesorting tables, then an optical sorting machine and finally byhand. Matured in 65% new oak, it possesses some of the bestaromatics you will find in the appellation - billowing blackberry,cassis and boysenberry scents all beautifully defined andseamlessly integrated with the new oak. The palate is medium-bodiedwith fine tannin, commendable depth and a vibrant bead of aciditythat lends this Montrose tension from start to finish. The classcomes through strongly in this wine, perhaps the best Saint Est鋯hethis year. Give this a decade in bottle, more if you can, sinceMontrose tends to repay cellaring.