Pale dark ruby color and ruby rims. First nose is quite rich with mainly earthy notes, accompanied by hints of licorice and strong chocolate tones. Bit tannic but a meaty, bold palate with excessive long finish. Raw almond tones are traceable on palate. Sweet plummy tones appear on nose in time. Drink now until 2045.
Light blocking ruby red. Aromas of elegantly trampled blackberries on a soggy earthy forest floor sprinkled with cocoa dust. Intense concentrated dark berries, plums and earth, with tart cherry hint, yet quite refined, silky, balanced with medium tannins in medium body. Long dirty fruit filled finish with slight dry ending.
Powerful nose, plenty of wood. Light toast aromas with a hint of liquorice. Full bodied wine with lots of red fruit and a long finish. The top of Saint-Estephe.
History of Montrose
The story of Montrose, written by 3 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.
Succeeding three generations of the Charmolüe family, Martin and Olivier Bouygues acquired Château Montrose in 2006. “The past deserves great respect. We will modernise if that is good for the quality of the wine and the environment, but we respect history. ” – Martin Bouygues