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Bordeaux 2017 - Chateau Montrose
11 June 2018

We love what Hervé Berland and his team are doing at Montrose. This is yet another regal wine that is not only one of the elite ‘Super Seconds’, but is also pushing the ‘First Growths’. The minute attention to detail from the soils to harvest to vinifications is quite astonishing. It is hard to think of another chateau that is getting it so right. It is no surprise this achieved one of the highest scores from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (96-99).

“The 2017 Montrose is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Deep purple-black in color, the nose is a little closed at first, but with coaxing, it opens to reveal remarkable earth and exotic spice notes of crushed rocks, black truffles, star anise, cassia and fenugreek over a core of crème de cassis, blackberry preserves, violets and blueberry pie with touches of cigar box, charcuterie and black soil. Medium-bodied with a rock-solid frame and an exquisitely ripe, very fine-grained texture, it has wonderful freshness with electric energy and a very long, minerally finish. Possessing great poise and intensity, this is one of the greatest Montrose's I have tasted! 96-99/100” – Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate    Read More

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