Château des Fougères

Clos Montesquieu Red Bordeaux Blend

9.031 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Chris McClellan

Beautiful aromas with Cabernet leading the way. Ripe dark and red fruit, savory and herbal with dried flowers , vanilla, spices, and slight brett that blew off after 5-10 mins in glass. Very silky tannin with medium acid and medium finish. Solid performance, I believe 60/40 cab/merlot blend...

Beautiful aromas with Cabernet leading the way. Ripe dark and red fruit, savory and herbal with dried flowers , vanilla, spices, and slight brett that blew off after 5-10 mins in glass. Very silky tannin with medium acid and medium finish. Solid performance, I believe 60/40 cab/merlot blend...

Apr 16th, 2020
Ryan Flinn

Lots of violets, dried flower notes. Took a day to really open up but very pleasurable bottle once the austerity wears off.

Lots of violets, dried flower notes. Took a day to really open up but very pleasurable bottle once the austerity wears off.

Nov 27th, 2019
Tom Casagrande

This is what the French do so much better than the US: inexpensive but honest Cab/Merlot. Open nose has smoky gravel, plummy fruit, and the palate is seamless and totally in balance. Just enough ripeness. Only 13%. Nice acids. Perfect with Peruvian roast chicken take out.

This is what the French do so much better than the US: inexpensive but honest Cab/Merlot. Open nose has smoky gravel, plummy fruit, and the palate is seamless and totally in balance. Just enough ripeness. Only 13%. Nice acids. Perfect with Peruvian roast chicken take out.

Feb 9th, 2019
Mike Lev

Graves, 2015, fat and sassy and some peat moss. Cabernet Sauvignon and whatever. At $19 can’t complain.

Graves, 2015, fat and sassy and some peat moss. Cabernet Sauvignon and whatever. At $19 can’t complain.

Jun 21st, 2020
Brandon Boesch

Really lovely. Dried flowers, some herbs, dark fruits in the background. Excellent tannin. Great with food.

Really lovely. Dried flowers, some herbs, dark fruits in the background. Excellent tannin. Great with food.

Jun 8th, 2020
Mike Lev

Honest cab merlot blend. Chewy, some fat but has cut and acidity. Value

Honest cab merlot blend. Chewy, some fat but has cut and acidity. Value

May 4th, 2019
Dru Margolin

Very nice

Very nice

Nov 25th, 2018
Jordan Franceschini

This is a home run. Wow.

This is a home run. Wow.

Aug 17th, 2018
Seiji Takeuchi

Mild and fruity with a bit of tannin. My children gave me for father's day gift.

Mild and fruity with a bit of tannin. My children gave me for father's day gift.

Jul 2nd, 2018
Angelo Casagrande

Nose was very Carmenere- like. Green peppers dominated. Deep purple color, lightly tannic. Thought it was a little thin mid- palate, but I liked it better than similar Bordeaux reds.

Nose was very Carmenere- like. Green peppers dominated. Deep purple color, lightly tannic. Thought it was a little thin mid- palate, but I liked it better than similar Bordeaux reds.

May 4th, 2018