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La Dame de Montrose 2012

Le Dame de Montrose is the second wine of Château Montrose, made to the same rigorous standards as the Grand Vin and from grapes grown in the same vineyard. Supple and silky Merlot (76%) generally predominates in the varietal mix alongside Cabernet Sauvignon (24%). Its very pronounced red fruit aromas and flavours reflect another expression of the terroir in a distinctive style which is less elaborately complex than that of the first wine. Consistently reliable and reaching maturity sooner than the Grand Vin, the wine was created in 1983 in tribute to Yvonne Charmolue, who ran Château Montrose single-handedly from 1944 to 1960. Matured for 12 months in 30% new oak barrels, the nose opens on discreet, elegant and warm chocolate and mocha notes, developing fresher aromas of blackcurrant, ripe fruit and dill on airing, together with perfectly integrated oak. The palate is bright, supple and clean, the velvety, beautifully balanced tannic structure in full harmony with the toasted brioche and liquorice flavours. The fruit flavours remain on the relatively long and very fresh finish.

 

Wine File
Producer:
Château Montrose
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Sub Region:
Saint Estèphe
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Merlot
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
13.0%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
9.75

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The Producer Château Montrose | Saint Estèphe

Château Montrose Saint Estèphe, Bordeaux

Château Montrose is a winery located in the Saint Estéphe appellation of Bordeaux renown for producing some of the longest-lived wines in the Médoc. The Grand Vin produced at Montrose was classified as one of fourteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the original...

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The service from Andy has been second to none. Delivery of wine arrived on time and securely packaged. The wine is a gift so cannot comment on that, but very competitively priced. Overall, a marvellous service. Thank you.