2019 Château Montrose, 2ème Grand Cru Classé Saint-Estèphe is now released.
In 2006 the estate was bought by Martin and Olivier Bouygues, owners of a huge construction firm in France. A large renovation project followed the takeover, including great efforts to make the operation as environmentally friendly as possible. The 95 hectares of vineyards are located on hillside gravel deposits, with proximity to the Gironde allowing the vines to benefit from a propitious microclimate. 60% of the vines are Cabernet Sauvignon, with the remainder made up of Merlot (32%), Cabernet Franc (6%) and Petit Verdot (2%).
Oh this is good, it steals up on you with real depth of flavour, stately and concentrated in a way that reminds me of a 1996 or a 2016. Extremely measured, very clear that this is going to age effortlessly, it is extremely discreet and yet packed with persistent flavours. A masterclass in the flavours and aromatics that you expect in a great Médoc wine – slate, crushed stones, savoury blackcurrant, liquorice, hints of smoke and cold ash. After five minutes in the glass the sweeter berry fruit comes out, and the whole thing is sappy and mouthwatering, and makes you smile. 12% press wine, 3.77oH. A yield of 47hl/ha. 60% new oak. 1% Petit Verdot completes the blend. Drinking Window 2029 – 2050. – 98 Points, Jane Anson, Decanter
Offered for sale ‘En Primeur’ under bond. Price shown is per case (6x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included, free delivery on orders above £100 does not apply. Reward Card points are not accruable or redeemable on ‘En Primeur’ or In Bond sales.