Montrose


Montrose 2009

Montrose 2009

Robert Parker 100 points.  "A colossal effort, the 2009 Montrose represents a hypothetical blend of the monumental duo of 1989 and 1990 combined...

£2,230.00

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Montrose 2010

Montrose 2010

Robert Parker 99 points. "The 2010 Montrose is a fabulous wine, and I was leaning toward giving it a three-digit score, which it may ultimately merit...

£1,575.00

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Montrose 2012

Montrose 2012

Robert Parker 92 - 94 points.  The inky/purple-colored 2012 offers up scents of white chocolate, creme de cassis, acacia flowers, crushed rocks...

£650.00

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Château Montrose

Classification: Second Growth (2ème cru)


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Château Montrose is located in the east of St Estèphe (the northern most of the great Médoc communes), just north of the hamlet of Marbuzet, on a gravel knoll only 800 metres from the Gironde estuary. As far as the great wines of Bordeaux go Château Montrose is somewhat of a youngster having been founded in 1815. However this beautiful vineyard has produced one of Bordeaux's most consistent and respected wines for over 150 years. It is considered to be one of the top St Estèphe's and is known as the “Latour of St Estèphe” .

The Château dates back to 1778 when Etienne-Théodore Dumoulin purchased the gravel ridge Alexandre de Ségur (who owned vast swathes of vineyard in the Northern Médoc and gave his name to several properties such as Château Calon Segur).

Dumoulin's son saw the potential for wine making in the heather covered slopes of the moor named La Lande de l'Escargeon, cleared the scrub and planted his vineyard. He built
Château Montrose in 1815, named after the pink haze of heather that had once covered the gravelly knoll. After Dumoulin's death Château Montrose was sold to another enlightened man – Mathieu Dollfus. Dollfus built the estate into a thriving community, offering profit sharing and health care to his employees – an unusual act for those times. His heirs sold Château Montrose to the owners of Château Cos d'Estournel and it then passed on to Louis Victor Charmolue – where it has remained for over 100 years until recently. In 2006 owmontrose-8-copy.jpgnership passed to Martin and Oliver Bouygues who employed Jean-Bernard Delmas, once the wine maker at Château Haut Brion.

The vineyards cover 160 acres and the grapes grown are 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The closeness of the estuary ensures a micro climate that protects against frost, and the vines, which lie on deep clay-gravel soils, roll down the slope towards the river and benefit from a south-easterly aspect. The soil is a mix of gravel, black sand with a subsoil of clay and marl.

Wine Style
The wines age incredibly well and are some of the longest lived in the Médoc.
Château Montrose wines are traditionally deeply coloured, austere and powerful when young, but when mature are quintessential St Estèphe clarets. They are highly prized for their prune and cherry fruit flavours and classic, well structured style.

Owner: Martin and Oliver Bouygues
Château Website:
www.chateau-montrose.com
Oenologist: P Ribéreau-Gayon



Montrose 2009

Montrose 2009

Robert Parker 100 points.  "A colossal effort, the 2009 Montrose represents a hypothetical blend of the monumental duo of 1989 and 1990 combined...

£2,230.00

Buy Now

Montrose 2010

Montrose 2010

Robert Parker 99 points. "The 2010 Montrose is a fabulous wine, and I was leaning toward giving it a three-digit score, which it may ultimately merit...

£1,575.00

Buy Now

Montrose 2012

Montrose 2012

Robert Parker 92 - 94 points.  The inky/purple-colored 2012 offers up scents of white chocolate, creme de cassis, acacia flowers, crushed rocks...

£650.00

Buy Now



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