2019 Montrose: £600 IB per six & Dame de Montrose: £315 per dozTuesday, June 16
"...a masterclass in the flavours and aromatics that you expect in a great Medoc wine (98 points)." - Jane Anson on Montrose
Some amazing wines have been released today, none more so than the 2019 Montrose, scored 98 points by Jane Anson. She and Jean-Marc Quarin are the only key critics to taste it so far, being resident in Bordeaux (Montrose resolutely refused to send samples over-seas).
Priced at £600 per six bottles, 24.1% below the 2018 release, this contender for 'leading wine in Saint-Estèphe' was almost sold out on release and stock is extremely limited. We do, however, commend you to Dame de Montrose, rated 94 points by Anson, described by her as "one to look out for, packed with estate signature...".
With a higher proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon than usual, this is a more serious Dame de Montrose than in some vintages, with ageing potential. A fraction over a quarter of the price of the first wine, this is a steal at £315 per dozen bottles!
Offered En Primeur, landing Spring 2022.
2019 Château Montrose, Saint-Estèphe Cru Classé
"Oh this is good, it steals up on you with real depth of flavour, stately and concentrated in a way that reminds me of a 1996 or a 2016. Extremely measured, very clear that this is going to age effortlessly, it is extremely discreet and yet packed with persistent flavours. A masterclass in the flavours and aromatics that you expect in a great Médoc wine - slate, crushed stones, savoury blackcurrant, liquorice, hints of smoke and cold ash. After five minutes in the glass the sweeter berry fruit comes out, and the whole thing is sappy and mouthwatering, and makes you smile. 12% press wine, 3.77oH. A yield of 47hl/ha. 60% new oak. 1% Petit Verdot completes the blend. 98 points." Jane Anson, Decanter
2019 La Dame de Montrose, Saint-Estèphe
"The Merlots were so good this year that most have gone into the first wine, giving this a higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon than usual and making it a serious Dame de Montrose, with clear ageing potential. Elegant and balanced, with purity and juicy black fruits. It has that savoury Cabernet quality which is very Médocain, this is absolutely one to look out for, packed with estate signature. 30% new oak. 43% of total production. 4% Petit Verdot completes the blend. Lovely new label here also, with rose gold roses across it." 94 points." Jane Anson, Decanter