La Dame de Montrose 2011 Saint-Estèphe

Second wine of Château Montrose in Saint-Estèphe and owned by Olivier and Martin Bouygues, La Dame de Montrose is considered as one of this appellation’s finest second wines by Robert Parker and was given a remarkable 17.5 by Jancis Robinson. It's a charming medium-bodied Bordeaux, with dark fruit, chocolate and spicy notes. Soft tannins, not as concentrated as it's sibling but with character and personality, it's a beautiful wine to drink or keep for another few years.

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Second wine of Château Montrose in Saint-Estèphe and owned by Olivier and Martin Bouygues, La Dame de Montrose is considered as one of this appellation’s finest second wines by Robert Parker and was given a remarkable 17.5 by Jancis Robinson. It's a charming medium-bodied Bordeaux, with dark fruit, chocolate and spicy notes. Soft tannins, not as concentrated as it's sibling but with character and personality, it's a beautiful wine to drink or keep for another few years.

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Château Montrose
2011
Saint-Estèphe
Bordeaux
Dry Red Wine
72% Merlot
28% Cabernet Sauvignon
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2024
Decant 2 hours before
16-18°C
Beef filet, roasted veal
 
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Soil
Vineyard
Vines
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Gravel
95 hectares
25 years old
Manual
13%
12 months in oak barrels (30% new)
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17.5/20 "Dark, rich, meaty cassis. Fine texture, spicy, a little leafy but deliciously fresh and alive. Broody, firm but all in place. Firm but fine-grained and some scent on the palate. This showed much better than en primeur – I may have scored it more highly as it was a contrast in style and balance to the preceding rather lack-lustre flight. I was certainly more generous than my fellow tasters." 

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86/100 "One of this appellation’s finest second wines, the 2011 La Dame de Montrose offers attractive black cherry and black currant fruit, soft tannins, medium body and a silky personality. While it lacks concentration, it makes up for it with its charm and forward appeal. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.

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88/100 "Offers a lively mix of dark plum, blood orange and cherry fruit, studded with notes of anise and briar. A slightly austere structure takes control on the finish. Drink now through 2018."

 

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