Grape Variety: 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet-Sauvignon
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 13%
The nose reveals nutty aromas, especially hazelnut and almond. The palate is harmonious and pleasantly gentle, while the finish is clean and straightforward. Ready to drink now, Le Saint Estèphe de Montrose will keep for three to five years.
The story of Montrose, written by three families of owners over two centuries, is a reflection of their spirit, marked by their pursuit of excellence and by legendary vintages. As pioneers in the Médoc, visionary builders and astute managers, they tended and got the best out of its unique terroir. It is they who laid the foundations to which Montrose now owes its image and its unique place in the world of great wines.
Château Montrose is one of the leading wine properties of St.Estéphe, and produces some of the longest-lived wines in the Médoc. Montrose had been owned by Jean-Louis Charmolue from 1962 until 2006, when it was sold to Martin and Olivier Bouygues, owner of the eponymously named construction firm Bouygues, is located in the east of the appellation, just north of the hamlet of Marbuzet, on a gravel knoll only 800 metres from the Gironde estuary. The proximity of the estuary ensures a microclimate that protects against frost, and the vines, which lie on deep clay-gravel soils, benefit from a south-easterly aspect.
|Grape Variety||55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet-Sauvignon|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Robert Parker||91 Points|