Château Montrose

Château Montrose

La Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Took an hour to open up to anise and red fruit notes, showing some maturity. Very impressive second wine from montrose. — 5 days ago

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Nicely aged st Estephe. Drinking really well
9.2

Château Montrose

J.L. Charmolue Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1991

Vintage 1991 | The year with the devastating 20 April frosts… but Montrose escaped because it lies close to the river. Very much alive and kicking. Italian roofs colour. Classic smell with figs, cedar, leather, harmonious taste, vibrant. Happy! | With Chateaubriand | at restaurant Cas Pikaar in Hilvarenbeek — 2 months ago

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Château Tronquoy-Lalande

Cru Bourgeois St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Cassis, tobacco, pencil, powdery and spicy, dash of mint and oak. Wonderful entry level St. Estephe. Good QPR..
A point.
The owners of Montrose bought this estate in 2006, which seems like a clever move to me.
— a year ago

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Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Annual boys trip away. This time to Cairns. Brief notes. Possibly the WOTN. Just medium weight. With aromas of antique shop chest of drawers, old books. Wonderful persistence of flavour. Won’t get better but a very good showing from a lesser year. — 23 days ago

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It was really nice. Given the vintage, it wasn't super-surprising but a pleasant confirmation of the property's qualities/pedigree/performance.

Château Clerc Milon

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

David T
9.3

Showing all the aspects of a grand Bordeaux vintage.

It’s velvet, candied floral, ruby; creamed raspberries, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, dry stone, limestone & sandstone, black rich earth, tobacco, used leather, tomato with leaf, elegance defined, well knitted & balanced, dark spice, dry top soil, underbrush, candied florals of; fresh, withering, dark, red, purple and touch of blue flowers. Round acidity for days with a long, ripe, velvet finish persistent that falls into a dry minerality on the long set.

Photos of; us spending time learning in the vineyard with our friend & Clerc Milon Winemaker-Jean, Sofia picking the 2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Merlot, same day dinner at Chateau Mouton Rothschild sitting with their CEO who was retiring & subsequently ended up running Montrose. Bottom pic is Chateau Clerc Milon. We enjoyed 75 Mouton out of 6L with dinner. The vintage Andy Warhol designed the label. Each artist is given two cases of Mouton as payment if their artwork is selected for their bottle.

Our hands are all over the 2012 Chateau Mouton Rothschild & Clerc Milon wines. So, you probably don’t want to buy those or sell them on an auction site if you own. 😜

Allen Brothers 8oz filet fodder.
— a year ago

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Neil Valenzuela

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Fantastic - have a few vintages in my cellar

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Lambrusco di Sorbara

Shout out to Montrose Cheese & Wine, a great local joint where I bought this, and a place I hope is still around in a few months.

The wine is everything you could want in a Lambrusco. Dry, bright, red fruits, and a super soft minerality that feels like it must be destroying decades of dental work. Very very nice.
— a year ago

Domaine Montrose

Rosé Vin de Pays de l'Hérault 2020

Rose at dinner with my daughter, this pairs amazingly well with both light game meats such as rabbit and vegetarian dishes like my seaweed gnocchi. Bright notes of summer fruits and dry for my pallet. Wonderful. — 24 days ago

Château Phélan Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Another generous gift for my Cabernet tasting matching the theme of 2009. I have not tasted this producer before mainly trying Cos and Montrose from Saint Estephe previously. It was more full bodied and silky than expected reflecting the vintage. Black and red fruits. A little lost for words after the Lafite to be honest. Most enjoyable however. — a year ago

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Château Larcis Ducasse

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

David T
9.1

The second Bordeaux to pair with our Allen Brothers steak trio. Thought we’d do a Right Bank & Left Bank. For me, having a Right Bank after a Left Bank is the better order to have them. Merlot based Bordeaux is always a little softer. Drinks better after you’ve finished your steak. Not as food dependent.

2007 is not known as a remarkable Bordeaux vintage. However IMHO, the ones I’ve had for the most part have developed better in bottle over time than the release reviews. I would also say that about 1997 & 1999.

On mouth entry, the fruits starts like Napa Cabernet for 4-5 seconds before yielding to; tobacco, cedar, stones & forest floor. Quite a good follow to the La Dame de Montrose.

Had dinner at the Château during En Primeur in 2014.

Photos of; hillside shot of Larcis Ducasse, concrete tanks, very old stone entrance and beautiful harvested Merlot.
— a year ago

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