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2019 La Dame de Montrose, Saint-Estèphe

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 and with 94 points from Jane Anson, this is a steal at £315 per dozen bottles!

 

 

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Château Montrose, Saint-Estèphe Cru Classé

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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 La Dame de Montrose 75cl £158 per case of 6 La Dame de Montrose
2019 / / 75cl
£158 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"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. Drinking Window 2025 - 2040. 94 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine

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