Château Montrose

About Château Montrose

Once a famed hunting area, Château Montrose is now one of the leading estates in Saint Estèphe.  This 2eme Grand Cru Classé estate was actually part of the Calon Segur estate in the 1800s.  In 2006 the property was bought by the Bouygues family, who invested €55 million in a high speed environmentally-friendly renovation.  They also hired Jean Bernard Delmas, the previous director of Château Haut Brion.  The vineyard of Montrose is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot - with vines that are on average close to 40 years of age.  The 95 hectare Bordeaux vineyard has a hillside terroir of deep gravel, with sand and clay soil. Of those hectares, 88 to 90 hectares are always in production.  The wine is Cabernet Sauvignon dominated - dark, full bodied, muscular and rich.  

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Montrose 1996 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €3,077.40
1996

Montrose 1996 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

Tasted at the vertical in London, I have instead used the tasting note from a bottle opened at the property when I visited just a couple of weeks later. The 1996 Montrose is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 23 September and 6 October. It was served alongside the 1986 Montrose, however, this is a far better wine and reconfirms Robert Parker's remarks at his own vertical at the property in 2014. For me, it is that loamy character that defines the nose—freshly tilled, damp soil that tinctures the black fruit —that takes you straight to this particular château. This is classic through and through and very well defined. The palate is wonderful with very fine delineation, pitch-perfect acidity, touches of graphite infusing the red and black fruit that dovetails into a very pretty, floral finish. This is clearly one of the great wines of the 1996 vintage and I would be stocking up as much as I could, because it will give 30-40 years of pleasure. Tasted July 2016.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,077.40
Montrose 2009 (6x150cl)
Inc. TAX: €3,653.40
2009

Montrose 2009 (6x150cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Hallelujah—what a glorious nose! The deep garnet colored 2009 Montrose features beautiful Black Forest cake, licorice, crème de cassis and warm blueberries scents with hints of charcoal, truffles, tapenade and menthol plus a waft of star anise. The palate is full-bodied, rich, super concentrated and yet superbly harmonious with a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.
Original Wooden case In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,653.40
Montrose 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €826.50
2014

Montrose 2014 (6x75cl)

Decanter (97)

Another contender for wine of the vintage. Here things get a little deep and fleshy, with crushed damson fruit that holds its integrity. Tannins are big and bold, oak influence clear but not offputting, just giving boots to slip your feet into. Your mouth responds to these tannins, reminds you that wine tasting us a physical activity. Great quality, what a brilliant wine.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €826.50
Montrose 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,235.70
2016

Montrose 2016 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Unquestionably one of the top 2-3 wines of the vintage, the 2016 Château Montrose is a monument in the making. Checking in as a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Franc raised in 60% new French oak (the balance was in once-used barrels) and representing a tiny 36% of the production, this deep purple-colored 2016 possesses powerful, incredibly classic Saint-Estephe notes of creme de cassis, graphite, damp earth, lead pencil shavings, and burning embers. With a powerful, full-bodied style on the palate, a huge mid-palate, lots of underlying structure and tannic grip, and perfect balance, this magical wine will need upwards of a decade or cellaring and keep for 40-50 years.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,235.70
Montrose 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,253.70
2018

Montrose 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

A full-bodied powerhouse as well as a perfect wine, the 2018 Château Montrose is a final blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc that was raised in 60% new French oak. Boasting a deep purple hue as well as awesome levels of crème de cassis and smoky blackberry fruits and notes of tobacco, lead pencil, scorched earth, and chocolate, it's deep, opulent, and incredibly concentrated on the palate, with no shortage of mid-palate depth, tannins, or length. It reminds me a little of a fresher version of the 2003, although there's more Cabernet Sauvignon in 2018 as well as less Merlot. It has that classic Montrose minerality and backward, mineral-laced style, yet I suspect this will be drinkable in just 5-6 years and should evolve into a modern-day legend from this terroir.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,253.70
Montrose 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,131.30
2019

Montrose 2019 (6x75cl)

Decanter (98)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (DC) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,131.30
Montrose 2020 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,129.91
2020

Montrose 2020 (6x75cl)

The Drinks Business (98-100)

Montrose is for me a complete revelation, simply as good a Médocain en primeur sample as I can recall tasting. It is on a par with Lafite and Latour 2016, with the same wondrous layered complexity. The quality of the tannins is breath-taking and it is a wine that is undoubtedly of 1st growth quality. It has elegance, refinement, depth and concentration – and an almost unprecedented beauty on the nose and the palate that shocked me. I simply had no idea that Montrose could produce a wine so beautiful at this stage.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Jul 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 20 98-100 (TDB) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,129.91
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Montrose 1996 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €2,535.00
1996

Montrose 1996 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

Tasted at the vertical in London, I have instead used the tasting note from a bottle opened at the property when I visited just a couple of weeks later. The 1996 Montrose is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 23 September and 6 October. It was served alongside the 1986 Montrose, however, this is a far better wine and reconfirms Robert Parker's remarks at his own vertical at the property in 2014. For me, it is that loamy character that defines the nose—freshly tilled, damp soil that tinctures the black fruit —that takes you straight to this particular château. This is classic through and through and very well defined. The palate is wonderful with very fine delineation, pitch-perfect acidity, touches of graphite infusing the red and black fruit that dovetails into a very pretty, floral finish. This is clearly one of the great wines of the 1996 vintage and I would be stocking up as much as I could, because it will give 30-40 years of pleasure. Tasted July 2016.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,535.00
Montrose 2009 (6x150cl)
In Bond: €3,015.00
2009

Montrose 2009 (6x150cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

Hallelujah—what a glorious nose! The deep garnet colored 2009 Montrose features beautiful Black Forest cake, licorice, crème de cassis and warm blueberries scents with hints of charcoal, truffles, tapenade and menthol plus a waft of star anise. The palate is full-bodied, rich, super concentrated and yet superbly harmonious with a firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and mineral laced.
Original Wooden case In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €3,015.00
Montrose 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €674.00
2014

Montrose 2014 (6x75cl)

Decanter (97)

Another contender for wine of the vintage. Here things get a little deep and fleshy, with crushed damson fruit that holds its integrity. Tannins are big and bold, oak influence clear but not offputting, just giving boots to slip your feet into. Your mouth responds to these tannins, reminds you that wine tasting us a physical activity. Great quality, what a brilliant wine.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 97 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: €674.00
Montrose 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,015.00
2016

Montrose 2016 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Unquestionably one of the top 2-3 wines of the vintage, the 2016 Château Montrose is a monument in the making. Checking in as a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Franc raised in 60% new French oak (the balance was in once-used barrels) and representing a tiny 36% of the production, this deep purple-colored 2016 possesses powerful, incredibly classic Saint-Estephe notes of creme de cassis, graphite, damp earth, lead pencil shavings, and burning embers. With a powerful, full-bodied style on the palate, a huge mid-palate, lots of underlying structure and tannic grip, and perfect balance, this magical wine will need upwards of a decade or cellaring and keep for 40-50 years.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,015.00
Montrose 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,030.00
2018

Montrose 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

A full-bodied powerhouse as well as a perfect wine, the 2018 Château Montrose is a final blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc that was raised in 60% new French oak. Boasting a deep purple hue as well as awesome levels of crème de cassis and smoky blackberry fruits and notes of tobacco, lead pencil, scorched earth, and chocolate, it's deep, opulent, and incredibly concentrated on the palate, with no shortage of mid-palate depth, tannins, or length. It reminds me a little of a fresher version of the 2003, although there's more Cabernet Sauvignon in 2018 as well as less Merlot. It has that classic Montrose minerality and backward, mineral-laced style, yet I suspect this will be drinkable in just 5-6 years and should evolve into a modern-day legend from this terroir.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,030.00
Montrose 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €928.00
2019

Montrose 2019 (6x75cl)

Decanter (98)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (DC) Read Review/Description In Bond: €928.00
Montrose 2020 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €926.00
2020

Montrose 2020 (6x75cl)

The Drinks Business (98-100)

Montrose is for me a complete revelation, simply as good a Médocain en primeur sample as I can recall tasting. It is on a par with Lafite and Latour 2016, with the same wondrous layered complexity. The quality of the tannins is breath-taking and it is a wine that is undoubtedly of 1st growth quality. It has elegance, refinement, depth and concentration – and an almost unprecedented beauty on the nose and the palate that shocked me. I simply had no idea that Montrose could produce a wine so beautiful at this stage.
Delivery to Storage from 26 Jul 2023

Bordeaux 6x75cl 20 98-100 (TDB) Read Review/Description In Bond: €926.00

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