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Chateau La Dame de Montrose 750ML 2009
Sku: 14004

94 PTS – James Suckling
Deep aromas of blueberries, spices, fresh chanterelles, and grapes, follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a spicy finish. Inten ...more

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Critics Ratings:       (2)
Product Information
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Haut Medoc
Appellation: Saint Estephe
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
Reg. 94.99
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Wine Spectator 90 points - Over the last twenty years, Montrose’s second wine, La Dame de Montrose has been an excellent buy. The 2009 La Dame de Montrose (almost all Merlot with a tiny bit of Cabernet Sauvignon) is a seductive, succulent effort revealing silky tannins, abundant blueberry and blackberry fruit notes intermixed with notions of damp earth, truffles and camphor, and an appealing, luscious personality. Enjoy it over the next 10-15 years.

Wine Advocate 91 points - The second wine, the 2009 La Dame de Montrose, is an amazing blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon. Voluptuously textured, super juicy, and sexy with intense blue and black fruits, decent acids, and silky tannin, this 2009 is already irresistible, and should keep for 10-15+ years. (Tasted once.)

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94 PTS – James Suckling
Deep aromas of blueberries, spices, fresh chanterelles, and grapes, follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a spicy finish. Intense and structured. Second wine of Montrose. Try after 2018. (2/2012)

92-94 PTS – Wine Enthusiast
Barrel sample. The wine feels very soft, with sweet spice and light tannins. It is packed with blackberry fruits, although there is a sold, firm structure under the ripe fruit. (3/2011)

91 PTS – The Wine Advocate
Over the last twenty years, Montrose's second wine, La Dame de Montrose has been an excellent buy. The 2009 La Dame de Montrose (almost all Merlot with a tiny bit of Cabernet Sauvignon) is a seductive, succulent effort revealing silky tannins, abundant blueberry and blackberry fruit notes intermixed with notions of damp earth, truffles and camphor, and an appealing, luscious personality. Enjoy it over the next 10-15 years. (2/2012)

90 PTS – Wine Spectator
A frank austerity frames the dark fig and plum sauce notes, with tangy chalk and sanguine notes rippling through the finish. Not expansive, but concentrated and well-balanced, with solid typicity. Best from 2013 through 2024. (Web Only-2012)

Background
Château Montrose is one of the leading wine properties of St.Estéphe, and produces some of the longest-lived wines in the Médoc. Montrose had been owned by Jean-Louis Charmolue from 1962 until 2006, when it was sold to Martin and Olivier Bouygues, owner of the eponymously named construction firm Bouygues, is located in the east of the appellation, just north of the hamlet of Marbuzet, on a gravel knoll only 800 metres from the Gironde estuary. The proximity of the estuary ensures a microclimate that protects against frost, and the vines, which lie on deep clay-gravel soils, benefit from a south-easterly aspect.

Montrose's wine is typically a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and is matured in oak barriques (30% new) for 18 months.

Montrose wines are traditionally deeply coloured, austere and powerful when young, yet possess superb ageing potential, and when mature are quintessential St.Estèphe clarets. Montrose is classified as a 2ème Cru Classé.

 
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