Château Montrose

La Dame de Montrose Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.019 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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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
Byron Fuller

Slightly less fleshy than last bottle, aromatics nonetheless excellent. Faint stalky/green vein through it that gives excellent grip & character.

Slightly less fleshy than last bottle, aromatics nonetheless excellent. Faint stalky/green vein through it that gives excellent grip & character.

Mar 7th, 2019
Byron Fuller

Rare opulence/fullness for a 2nd. Lovely.

Rare opulence/fullness for a 2nd. Lovely.

Jan 16th, 2019
Jordi Pazo

Vila. Cata Saint-Estèphe. 38,80
17.09.18

Vila. Cata Saint-Estèphe. 38,80
17.09.18

Sep 17th, 2018
Kevin Løk

I was planning on waiting a few years on this lady, but when spending Christmas in Montrose, HTX, only La Dame de Montrose will do. Smooth, full, and rich. Everything you need in a Bordeaux. Thank you for the rec @Sam Shepard

I was planning on waiting a few years on this lady, but when spending Christmas in Montrose, HTX, only La Dame de Montrose will do. Smooth, full, and rich. Everything you need in a Bordeaux. Thank you for the rec @Sam Shepard

Dec 24th, 2017
Michael Meyer

My first exposure to the Montrose 2nd label and it is very respectable. Lots of smoke, iron, leather, and brush complicating a supple Merlot-centered core of rich cherry and plum. Outstanding with bavette steak and B-sprouts.

My first exposure to the Montrose 2nd label and it is very respectable. Lots of smoke, iron, leather, and brush complicating a supple Merlot-centered core of rich cherry and plum. Outstanding with bavette steak and B-sprouts.

Oct 16th, 2017
Kevin Løk

Extremely smooth, a little oak. Not supremely flavorful, but been drinking heavier stuff so the palate is biased.

Extremely smooth, a little oak. Not supremely flavorful, but been drinking heavier stuff so the palate is biased.

Jan 22nd, 2017
Stijn Vervaeke

Good wine, potentially great but needs some more years in the cellar. Try in 2018.

Good wine, potentially great but needs some more years in the cellar. Try in 2018.

Jul 30th, 2016
Brian Terrizzi

Serious structure very dry

Serious structure very dry

Jun 13th, 2016
John Sweeney

John had this 4 years ago

John had this 4 years ago

May 19th, 2015