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Château Montrose




St Estèphe

Grape Variety:

Cab Sauvignon Merlot

Château Montrose, 2ème Cru Classé, St Estèphe, 2017

Tasting Note:

After the enormous success of the 2016 Montrose, it was always going to be a challenge to replicate such an accomplishment in 2017, but the team here, led by Hervé Berland were more than up to the test, and they have come inconceivably close. Having already tasted the quality of the Dame de Montrose, we had an inkling that this might be quite good... Produced from 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, this has a real sense of nobility. The bouquet is wonderfully nuanced with haunting aromas of briary wild fruits, complex mineral notes, a hint of florality, smoke, rosemary and Asian spice. There's a perception of breed and class with the powerful array of fruit on the palate. It is multidimensional and very sophisticated, yet it feels so effortless and unforced. Bittersweet plums, crème de cassis, graphite and starry cranberries delight the taste buds, before the tannins bring authority and presence. The tannic backbone is so impressive - it is laced with detailed black and red fruits and hints towards a very long and successful future. A magnificent Montrose.

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