Château Montrose

La Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

8.928 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Second wine from Montrose in an outstanding vintage.

I’ve thought about opening one for a few years. 15 years is a good check on a Montrose but, at the end of the day, I knew it wasn’t going to be its best self. That takes 20 plus years with Montrose wines in good vintages.

It paired well with the Allen Brothers trio we had; dry aged ribeye, strip steak and Ribcap. Still needs food at this point. It’s going to be at least 5 more years before it expresses more rounded fruit, integration and elegant beauty.

Thanks to James for his perfected, seasoning & grilling techniques using the Green Egg...it is definitely superior.

Photos of, Chateau Montrose, amazingly clean & beautiful barrel room, tasting salon and staff at harvest.

Second wine from Montrose in an outstanding vintage.

I’ve thought about opening one for a few years. 15 years is a good check on a Montrose but, at the end of the day, I knew it wasn’t going to be its best self. That takes 20 plus years with Montrose wines in good vintages.

It paired well with the Allen Brothers trio we had; dry aged ribeye, strip steak and Ribcap. Still needs food at this point. It’s going to be at least 5 more years before it expresses more rounded fruit, integration and elegant beauty.

Thanks to James for his perfected, seasoning & grilling techniques using the Green Egg...it is definitely superior.

Photos of, Chateau Montrose, amazingly clean & beautiful barrel room, tasting salon and staff at harvest.

1 person found it helpfulJun 6th, 2020
Trevor Miller

This is a nice French wine. Complex and balanced with enough fruit to entertain the palate.

This is a nice French wine. Complex and balanced with enough fruit to entertain the palate.

Nov 9th, 2016
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Fantastic aromatics for the first 5-10 minutes then shut down pretty hard. Lots of mineral and glimpses of dark berry fruit. Let it sleep...

Fantastic aromatics for the first 5-10 minutes then shut down pretty hard. Lots of mineral and glimpses of dark berry fruit. Let it sleep...

Feb 24th, 2015
George Staikos

Great mineral and stewed fruit.

Great mineral and stewed fruit.

Nov 18th, 2013
Nicole Deborah Neufeld

Lavender on the nose. Floral and herbaceous notes.

Lavender on the nose. Floral and herbaceous notes.

Apr 27th, 2020
Dario Tolone

straight simply good

straight simply good

Oct 3rd, 2017
Frank Ventura

Long life ahead for this guy!

Long life ahead for this guy!

May 15th, 2017
Andy Presland

Blackcurrant & blackcurrant leaf nose. Concentrated dark fruit palate, quite prominent alcohol, leathery tannins on the finish. Lacks a little freshness & complexity. Bottle variation? Certainly claret, but a little disappointing.

Blackcurrant & blackcurrant leaf nose. Concentrated dark fruit palate, quite prominent alcohol, leathery tannins on the finish. Lacks a little freshness & complexity. Bottle variation? Certainly claret, but a little disappointing.

Mar 13th, 2016
Adam Lord

Amazing! So well matched with my beef Wellington.

Amazing! So well matched with my beef Wellington.

Jun 20th, 2015
Stephanie Inzalaco

2005. Nice full bodied flavor yet still easily drinkable. Perfect compliment for chateaubriand and veal chop. Enjoyed thoroughly!

2005. Nice full bodied flavor yet still easily drinkable. Perfect compliment for chateaubriand and veal chop. Enjoyed thoroughly!

Dec 17th, 2014