Colour: Black-cherry colour with black core
Nose: Dark red fruit, wild flowers, cedar, sweet tobacco and anise give La Dame striking aromatic presence to play off its rich, layered fruit.
Palate: The 2018 La Dame de Montrose is a wine of pure and total sensuality. Deep, textured and beautifully perfumed, La Dame has so much to offer. Powerful and very Saint-Estèphe in bearing, La Dame is gorgeous in 2018. I won’t be surprised if the 2018 turns out even better than this note suggests. (V)
Grape Varieties: 52% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot
Aging: 12 months in 30% new French oak
Awards: 95-96pts – James Suckling; 92-94pts – Jeb Dunnuck; 90-92pts – Wine Advocate-Parker; 90-92pts – Vinous; 91pts – Decanter
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