Château Montrose

La Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1395 ratings
9.152 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, 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
Sarah O'Kelley

I brought in one bottle of this at work to taste and see if lived up to the price being a lesser vintage (2006) It was certainly delicious but I think there are actually better Bordeaux wines to be had for that $75 price point (Only talking about this vintage I haven’t had others). Anyone else have thoughts on this??

I brought in one bottle of this at work to taste and see if lived up to the price being a lesser vintage (2006) It was certainly delicious but I think there are actually better Bordeaux wines to be had for that $75 price point (Only talking about this vintage I haven’t had others). Anyone else have thoughts on this??

Mar 11th, 2020
"Odedi"

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one from France.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Strong nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, coffee, eucalyptus, black pepper, dark chocolates, wet leaves, earth and leather.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, dark chocolates, bitter herbs, vegetables, wet leaves and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Bordeaux is already drinking very nicely. Needs at least five years to come to its own, and will be better in the next 20 years.

Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Robert Parker 90 points.

This is the second wine from this second growth winery, and from a great vintage.

Very tasty, yet not fully balanced. Needs 3 hours to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle too.

A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$65.

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one from France.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Strong nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, coffee, eucalyptus, black pepper, dark chocolates, wet leaves, earth and leather.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, dark chocolates, bitter herbs, vegetables, wet leaves and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Bordeaux is already drinking very nicely. Needs at least five years to come to its own, and will be better in the next 20 years.

Showing nice complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Robert Parker 90 points.

This is the second wine from this second growth winery, and from a great vintage.

Very tasty, yet not fully balanced. Needs 3 hours to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle too.

A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$65.

Jan 31st, 2020
Tom Casagrande

Still youthful and structured, but with air it’s opening nicely. Graphite, cedar, cassis, bramble. Rich and tannic, bit with a long finish. No rush.

Still youthful and structured, but with air it’s opening nicely. Graphite, cedar, cassis, bramble. Rich and tannic, bit with a long finish. No rush.

Jan 26th, 2020
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Very ripe and great potential. Could use some extra aging.

Very ripe and great potential. Could use some extra aging.

Oct 6th, 2018
ADAM STROMFELD

The nose of a 90 degree farm and barn right after the cows fertilized. Gripping smooth soft tannins sour cherries. This is all here and I will speculate that it has not even hit its peak yet. Mellow and elegant. Great pull @Frank !! Great summer finale!

The nose of a 90 degree farm and barn right after the cows fertilized. Gripping smooth soft tannins sour cherries. This is all here and I will speculate that it has not even hit its peak yet. Mellow and elegant. Great pull @Frank !! Great summer finale!

Sep 2nd, 2018
Severn Goodwin

I celebrated another year on this planet earlier this week, always glad when I am continuing to count days gone by! Some fun stuff in the works for tonight.

Red/Black currant, plum skin, Kirsch, moist soil and mineral flavor traits.

I celebrated another year on this planet earlier this week, always glad when I am continuing to count days gone by! Some fun stuff in the works for tonight.

Red/Black currant, plum skin, Kirsch, moist soil and mineral flavor traits.

Aug 18th, 2018
Zachery Groseclose

Old World Specialist B-21 Wines

9.3

Want more. Beautiful second wine from Montrose. 2014 out of magnum

Want more. Beautiful second wine from Montrose. 2014 out of magnum

Jul 27th, 2018
Ron R
9.2

A very contemporary, young Bdx 2nd wine - superb showing. Big extraction, sweet and textured. Will evolve to a better better place with time. Thanks @Mo Salem for bringing this to the devil’s den.

A very contemporary, young Bdx 2nd wine - superb showing. Big extraction, sweet and textured. Will evolve to a better better place with time. Thanks @Mo Salem for bringing this to the devil’s den.

Mar 3rd, 2018
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9.2

Montrose is one of the most famous Chateaux in the region, and one of the fifteen Second Growths in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Montrose’s second wine, La Dame de Montrose, is consistently excellent value. The 2014 La Dame de Montrose presents a distinctly savory profile. Sweet red cherries, flowers, orange peel, herbs and white pepper give the 2014 much of its aromatic lift. Beautifully layered to match its gracious, understated personality, the 2014 impresses with its striking balance and laid-back sense of power. All the elements meld together in a wine of total grace. This is a very sexy second wine from Montrose. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2017)

Montrose is one of the most famous Chateaux in the region, and one of the fifteen Second Growths in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Montrose’s second wine, La Dame de Montrose, is consistently excellent value. The 2014 La Dame de Montrose presents a distinctly savory profile. Sweet red cherries, flowers, orange peel, herbs and white pepper give the 2014 much of its aromatic lift. Beautifully layered to match its gracious, understated personality, the 2014 impresses with its striking balance and laid-back sense of power. All the elements meld together in a wine of total grace. This is a very sexy second wine from Montrose. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2017)

Oct 12th, 2017
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

8.9

The warm 2009 vintage means way more merlot here than normal, and it shows. Big, ripe, plush, comfy. #kogodwinemerchant

The warm 2009 vintage means way more merlot here than normal, and it shows. Big, ripe, plush, comfy. #kogodwinemerchant

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