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2019 Château Montrose, Saint-Estèphe

"...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 bottles24.1% 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.



Château Montrose, Saint-Estèphe Cru Classé

Producer Profile

Château Montrose, Saint-Estèphe Cru Classé

Château Montrose is a Deuxième Cru Classé estate in the commune of Saint-Estèphe.  In the 18th century, the land at Montrose was primarily used for hunting.  The origin of the name is uncertain but one story is that the pinkish heather which grew here earned it the name 'Mont Rose'.  In the early nineteenth century the land part of the Calon-Ségur estate.  It was first planted fully with vines in 1815, by Etienne Théodore Dumoulin. 

The 95 hectares of vines are on a single plot of gravel and sandy soils over clay.  Positioned close to the Gironde estuary, the vineyards benefit from the thermo-regulation effect of the river, often avoiding frosts when other estates are affected.  The vines are divided into over 80 small plots, some just a few metres, with micro-vinification used to treat each plot uniquely. 

The estate is owned by the Bouygues family (Martin and Olivier Bouygues own a construction and communications empire in France which includes TV channel TF1).  Melissa Bouygues is CEO at Montrose and the family also own Château Tronquoy Lalande, along with Clos Rougeard in Saumur and a share in Domaine Henri Rebourseau in the Côte de Nuits.  The second wine of the estate is Dame de Montrose.

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