Château Montrose

La Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1349 ratings
9.145 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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
Daniel P. Drake

I am slowly becoming a fan of Château Montrose, their 2nd bottling the La Dame de Montrose has been nothing but exceptional. Tonight I have the pleasure of opening the 2010 La Dame de Montrose. A blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot.

The nose is beautifully complex with dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry, big black currant, herbaceousness, anise, violets and a nice subtle earthiness.

The palate reveals abundant black cherries, blackberry, an ever present green bell pepper which I love, a herbaceousness, violets, mocha, a nice minerality and earthiness.

The wine has a luxurious full bodied mouthfeel that is smooth and supple with a medium + acidity and medium + fine yet firm tannins that lead to a wonderful lengthy finish.

The weekend is here with much to do and much to enjoy. Have a great weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

I am slowly becoming a fan of Château Montrose, their 2nd bottling the La Dame de Montrose has been nothing but exceptional. Tonight I have the pleasure of opening the 2010 La Dame de Montrose. A blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot.

The nose is beautifully complex with dark fruit, black cherry, blackberry, big black currant, herbaceousness, anise, violets and a nice subtle earthiness.

The palate reveals abundant black cherries, blackberry, an ever present green bell pepper which I love, a herbaceousness, violets, mocha, a nice minerality and earthiness.

The wine has a luxurious full bodied mouthfeel that is smooth and supple with a medium + acidity and medium + fine yet firm tannins that lead to a wonderful lengthy finish.

The weekend is here with much to do and much to enjoy. Have a great weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Aug 4th, 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
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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

2 people found it helpfulJul 20th, 2015
Daniel P. Drake

Thursday night and I have pulled the trigger on the 2014 La Dame de Montrose Staint-Estèph. 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. I've been wanting to try this for awhile and today I pulled the trigger on it and I am sooooo glad I did. What a beautiful 2nd wine from Château Montrose which hear taken me back to the 1st Bordeaux I ever tasted and set me on my wine journey.

The nose has notes of black cherry, strawberry, plum, black currant, herbal notes, beautiful purple florals, tar, sweet licorice, oak and graphite.

On the palate is dense dark fruit, black cherry, raspberry, blueberry, green bell pepper, black currants and good minerality.

This wine is medium.to full bodied with medium + acidity leaning more to the + side and medium + grippy tannins that coat the whole mouth and leads you right into a long strong enjoyable finish. I'm starting my Memorial Day weekend off right and want you all to have a wonderful holiday weekend. PLEASE be SAFE! Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Thursday night and I have pulled the trigger on the 2014 La Dame de Montrose Staint-Estèph. 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. I've been wanting to try this for awhile and today I pulled the trigger on it and I am sooooo glad I did. What a beautiful 2nd wine from Château Montrose which hear taken me back to the 1st Bordeaux I ever tasted and set me on my wine journey.

The nose has notes of black cherry, strawberry, plum, black currant, herbal notes, beautiful purple florals, tar, sweet licorice, oak and graphite.

On the palate is dense dark fruit, black cherry, raspberry, blueberry, green bell pepper, black currants and good minerality.

This wine is medium.to full bodied with medium + acidity leaning more to the + side and medium + grippy tannins that coat the whole mouth and leads you right into a long strong enjoyable finish. I'm starting my Memorial Day weekend off right and want you all to have a wonderful holiday weekend. PLEASE be SAFE! Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

1 person found it helpfulMay 25th, 2018
Megan Stockton

Holding up nicely. Acidity holding it together. Fruit has receded but tertiary notes of leather, dried fruits still coming through.

Holding up nicely. Acidity holding it together. Fruit has receded but tertiary notes of leather, dried fruits still coming through.

May 31st, 2017
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8.9

The 2012 La Dame de Montrose makes for a lovely introduction to the wines of Montrose. There is plenty of the estate's typical heft and richness in the glass, but the mid-weight pliancy lends an element of suppleness. Smoke, tar, licorice, black cherries and plum flow through to the powerful finish. Far from an easygoing 2012, La Dame is going to require at least a few years in the cellar. Hints of game, smoke, licorice and iron add the closing shades of nuance. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

The 2012 La Dame de Montrose makes for a lovely introduction to the wines of Montrose. There is plenty of the estate's typical heft and richness in the glass, but the mid-weight pliancy lends an element of suppleness. Smoke, tar, licorice, black cherries and plum flow through to the powerful finish. Far from an easygoing 2012, La Dame is going to require at least a few years in the cellar. Hints of game, smoke, licorice and iron add the closing shades of nuance. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

Apr 5th, 2017