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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 Saint-Estèphe estate of 95 hectares.  First planted in 1815 by Etienne Théodore Dumoulin, the estate is on a single plot of gravel and sand 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, who also own Château Tronquoy Lalande, along with Clos Rougeard in Saumur and other property in Burgundy.  The second wine of the estate is Dame de Montrose.

RED 2019 Château Montrose 75cl £600 per case of 6 Château Montrose
2019 / / 75cl
£600 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"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. Drinking Window 2029 - 2050. 98 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine

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