Based on 547 reviews on Cellartracker.com
Reviews 96 points Wine Advocate "...a remarkably rich, lavish Montrose, bursting with aromas of ripe berry fruit, cigar box, black truffles and grilled meats, delivering a full-bodied, voluptuous, low-acid profile on the palate. (WK)" 98 points Vinous "It is blessed with a captivating bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, sous-bois and black truffle, the veins of blue fruit just toned down a little compared to previous bottles. The palate is supremely well balanced with those filigreed tannins that in some ways are atypical of Montrose. It delivers silky-smooth texture and an intense finish that glides across the senses. (NM)"
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About Chateau Montrose
Boasting a reputation for crafting some of Bordeaux's most esteemed wines, Montrose has perpetuated its standing since its 1855 classification as a Second Growth. Renowned for elegance, depth, and complexity, these wines exhibit consistently high caliber, validated by certifications including the High Environmental Value and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. Their second wine, La Dame de Montrose, is recognized as one of Bordeaux's finest.
Upon acquisition by Martin and Olivier Bouygues in 2006, the estate embarked on an extensive renovation, meeting stringent environmental goals. This project involved creating state-of-the-art vine growing and winemaking facilities, reducing carbon footprint, and preserving the estate's classic 18th-century architecture.
Under Hervé Berland's leadership since 2012, the Montrose team has been driven by respect for the terroir and unwavering pursuit of excellence, manifested in meticulous vineyard practices and precision in parcel selection. The 95-hectare vineyard, surrounding the chateau in a single sweep, enjoys the moderation of the nearby estuary's influence, aiding in slow and regular water supply from the subsoil's reserves.
Montrose's terroir, comprising a mix of gravel, sand, and clay, hosts a variety of grapes, predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon but also Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Each vine, planted in its optimal environment, contributes to the richness and complexity of Montrose wines.