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    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, who ensured that this powerhouse has consistently produced brilliant wines that are dark, full-bodied, muscular and rich from its vines with an average age of 40 years. 

    The vineyard of Montrose is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. 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
    Dame de Montrose 1998 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £118.80
    1998

    Dame de Montrose 1998 (1x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £118.80
    Dame de Montrose 2011 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £522.94
    2011

    Dame de Montrose 2011 (12x75cl)

    Jancis Robinson (17.5)

    Dark, rich, meaty cassis. Fine texture, spicy, a little leafy but deliciously fresh and alive. Broody, firm but all in place. Firm but fine-grained and some scent on the palate. This showed much better than en primeur – I may have scored it more highly as it was a contrast in style and balance to the preceding rather lack-lustre flight. I was certainly more generous than my fellow tasters.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 17.5 (JR) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £522.94
    Dame de Montrose 2014 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £473.74
    2014

    Dame de Montrose 2014 (12x75cl)

    Jeff Leve (90)

    This wine is Medium-bodied and approachable with freshness, plump, dark red fruits and character. 88-90 Pts
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90 (JL) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £473.74
    Dame de Montrose 2016 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £466.54
    2016

    Dame de Montrose 2016 (12x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (94)

    Showing polish, freshness and energy in the juicy Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine offers a lot of ripe fruit, spice, tobacco and earthy characteristics on the nose and palate. Clearly this is a top vintage for La Dame de Montrose.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 11 94 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £466.54
    Dame de Montrose 2016 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £269.87
    2016

    Dame de Montrose 2016 (6x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (94)

    Showing polish, freshness and energy in the juicy Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine offers a lot of ripe fruit, spice, tobacco and earthy characteristics on the nose and palate. Clearly this is a top vintage for La Dame de Montrose.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (WCI) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £269.87
    Dame de Montrose 2018 (12x37.5cl)
    Inc. VAT: £341.27
    2018

    Dame de Montrose 2018 (12x37.5cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    Very dense center palate to the La Dame this year with purity of fruit and round, velvety tannins. Juicy, too. Sexy. Reminds me of the 1989 Montrose!
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x37.5cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £341.27
    Dame de Montrose 2018 (6x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £640.54
    2018

    Dame de Montrose 2018 (6x150cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    Very dense center palate to the La Dame this year with purity of fruit and round, velvety tannins. Juicy, too. Sexy. Reminds me of the 1989 Montrose!
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £640.54
    Dame de Montrose 2019 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £247.67
    2019

    Dame de Montrose 2019 (6x75cl)

    Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (94)

    Depth and power through the mid palate, good quality tannins, this is classically restrained St Estèphe power, with savoury yet juicy black fruits. Living up to its potential En Primeur, one to look out for, and a strong 2nd wine that beats out many 1st wines in the vintage. If you liked the Dame de Montrose 2010, get on board with this.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    2-3 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (JA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £247.67
    Dame de Montrose 2021 (12x75cl)

    £337 - £404

    2021

    Dame de Montrose 2021 (12x75cl)

    Bordeaux 12x75cl - -

    £337 - £404

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Dame de Montrose 2021 (6x75cl)

    £167 - £200

    2021

    Dame de Montrose 2021 (6x75cl)

    Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

    £167 - £200

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Montrose 1970 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,506.07
    1970

    Montrose 1970 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (87)

    Tasted at the Montrose vertical in Stamford, the 1970 Montrose is a wine that I drank regularly back in the 1990s, when it was one of the standouts of the vintage. As noted by more recent notes by myself and Robert Parker, it seems to have dried out in recent years, although there remains some drinking pleasure. It is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked between 23 September and 11 October. Quite deep in color, it has a cedar and leather-scented bouquet and modest amounts of black fruit, higher toned than coeval vintages, probably due to the relatively higher alcohol level. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, structured and perhaps a little dry and loose-knit towards the finish. It seems to be on a downward curve, though I wager that large format bottles might be holding up well. I would broach regular-sized bottles over the next 5-6 years. Tasted May 2016.
    As Per Photos/US Importer Strip Labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 87 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,506.07
    Montrose 1982 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £7,072.54
    1982

    Montrose 1982 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (88)

    Tasted at the Montrose vertical in Stamford, the 1982 Montrose remains a delightful Saint Estèphe, albeit not one of the stars of the vintage. And it never has been. It was picked between 14 and 29 September after weeks of hot weather. The bouquet is attractive as it leans towards red berry fruit, freshly rolled tobacco and leather, perhaps conservative in the 1982 scheme of things. The palate is medium-bodied with a little graininess to the texture. It is not overly complex, though it is nicely balanced. What is missing is the substance, that insistent grip in the mouth and that peacock's tail of a finish that reveals a hint of iodine on the aftertaste. It is a Montrose that continues to give pleasure, one that does not seem to have changed much in recent years, but by now you know that it will never catch up with say the 1982 Cos d'Estournel or the first-tier growths. Enjoy this with modest expectations. Tasted May 2016.
    As Per Photos/US Importer Strip Labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 88 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £7,072.54
    Montrose 1982 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £739.75
    1982

    Montrose 1982 (1x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (88)

    Tasted at the Montrose vertical in Stamford, the 1982 Montrose remains a delightful Saint Estèphe, albeit not one of the stars of the vintage. And it never has been. It was picked between 14 and 29 September after weeks of hot weather. The bouquet is attractive as it leans towards red berry fruit, freshly rolled tobacco and leather, perhaps conservative in the 1982 scheme of things. The palate is medium-bodied with a little graininess to the texture. It is not overly complex, though it is nicely balanced. What is missing is the substance, that insistent grip in the mouth and that peacock's tail of a finish that reveals a hint of iodine on the aftertaste. It is a Montrose that continues to give pleasure, one that does not seem to have changed much in recent years, but by now you know that it will never catch up with say the 1982 Cos d'Estournel or the first-tier growths. Enjoy this with modest expectations. Tasted May 2016.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 88 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £739.75
    Montrose 1982 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £376.80
    1982

    Montrose 1982 (1x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (88)

    Tasted at the Montrose vertical in Stamford, the 1982 Montrose remains a delightful Saint Estèphe, albeit not one of the stars of the vintage. And it never has been. It was picked between 14 and 29 September after weeks of hot weather. The bouquet is attractive as it leans towards red berry fruit, freshly rolled tobacco and leather, perhaps conservative in the 1982 scheme of things. The palate is medium-bodied with a little graininess to the texture. It is not overly complex, though it is nicely balanced. What is missing is the substance, that insistent grip in the mouth and that peacock's tail of a finish that reveals a hint of iodine on the aftertaste. It is a Montrose that continues to give pleasure, one that does not seem to have changed much in recent years, but by now you know that it will never catch up with say the 1982 Cos d'Estournel or the first-tier growths. Enjoy this with modest expectations. Tasted May 2016.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 4 88 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £376.80
    Montrose 1983 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £247.20
    1983

    Montrose 1983 (1x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (78)

    Tasted at the château, the 1983 Montrose, picked between 27 September and 13 October, was quite deep at the core but showing some bricking on the rim. The nose feels fatigued and leathery, an ephemeral bouquet that could blow away in the lightest wind. The palate is light-bodied, angular and hollow, a large hole where the fruit ought to be and then it tapers to a severe, raw and slightly vegetal finish. Robert Parker lambasted the 1983, which given the reputation of the property and the fact that it was not a terrible growing season like the following year, should have been much much better. This is outshone by the 1984—enough said. Tasted September 2016.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 6 78 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £247.20
    Montrose 1989 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £8,502.94
    1989

    Montrose 1989 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    For many years I have vehemently argued that the 1989 Montrose is a benchmark wine for the estate. Having tasted it several times over the last couple of months, I have never found a single occasion to alter that view. Tasted at the vertical in London, it continues to shine, having never lost any of its luster in recent years. It is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that was picked from 11 to 28 September. Lucid in color, the aromatics do not hold back with vibrant blackberry, blueberry and black truffle, hints of sous-bois, all with sensational precision that few can match in this vintage (indeed, its precision lends it a veneer of modernity since precision is now more commonplace across Bordeaux). The palate is brilliantly balanced with filigree tannin. There is wonderful backbone here, extremely fresh and tensile, crystalline even with an exceptional detail, mineral-rich finish that lingers in the mouth. Difficult to fault, this might well be the greatest 1989 Montrose that I have tasted, and certainly wishing to take nothing away from the 1990 Montrose that I tasted alongside, the 1989 is now the one I would pick. Is this the greatest Saint Estèphe of the 1980s? I would put it within the top five Bordeaux of the 1980s. Could this be inching its way to perfection??? Tasted June 2016.
    As per photos ,2034045 - Not SIB, Damaged lid, Damaged label, All bottles dirty labels Mouldy? Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £8,502.94
    Montrose 1990 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £8,246.14
    1990

    Montrose 1990 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    Tasted at the Montrose vertical in London, the 1990 Montrose is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc (almost identical to the 1989 Montrose) and picked between 14 September and 3 October. It has a formidable reputation and for years it overshadowed the 1989. That said, it is well known that there are incidences of brettanomyces that compromise some bottles and the one bottle in London showed just a tincture of this. It still merited a score of 97/100, though it only served to highlight the ethereal delineation of the 1989. Then literally a couple of days later. I was served blind a magnum of the 1990 Montrose in Cape Town, which had been purchased on release and stored in perfect conditions. Now, here was the real deal, unfettered by any infection, a regal Saint Estèphe. It shows approximately the same evolution as the 1989 in bottle, but unsurprisingly showed less bricking in magnum format. The bouquet is cut from a different cloth to the 1989 and attests to that warm vintage: hickory, clove, undergrowth and wild fennel, later garrigue-like scents and terracotta, the latter two more pronounced on the bottle format compared to the youthful magnum. The palate is full-bodied and powerful, yet the balance is perfect, a ballerina-like poise with the structure of the Forth Bridge. It is a multi-layered Montrose that offers enormous length, fresh and vibrant with the magnum demonstrating tangible mineralite and tension as it fans out on the crescendo of a finish—a fanfare for Saint Estèphe in all its glory. Improving all the time in the glass, this example of 1990 Montrose is a privilege to behold. One can speculate whether larger formats are a safer bet in terms of experiencing this behemoth without any brettanomyces. Perhaps. However, if you do come across the 1990 Montrose like this, you are in the presence of a king. Tasted January 2017.
    As per photos ,2034043 - Not SIB, Damged lid Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £8,246.14
    Montrose 1990 (1x150cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,801.75
    1990

    Montrose 1990 (1x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    Tasted at the Montrose vertical in London, the 1990 Montrose is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc (almost identical to the 1989 Montrose) and picked between 14 September and 3 October. It has a formidable reputation and for years it overshadowed the 1989. That said, it is well known that there are incidences of brettanomyces that compromise some bottles and the one bottle in London showed just a tincture of this. It still merited a score of 97/100, though it only served to highlight the ethereal delineation of the 1989. Then literally a couple of days later. I was served blind a magnum of the 1990 Montrose in Cape Town, which had been purchased on release and stored in perfect conditions. Now, here was the real deal, unfettered by any infection, a regal Saint Estèphe. It shows approximately the same evolution as the 1989 in bottle, but unsurprisingly showed less bricking in magnum format. The bouquet is cut from a different cloth to the 1989 and attests to that warm vintage: hickory, clove, undergrowth and wild fennel, later garrigue-like scents and terracotta, the latter two more pronounced on the bottle format compared to the youthful magnum. The palate is full-bodied and powerful, yet the balance is perfect, a ballerina-like poise with the structure of the Forth Bridge. It is a multi-layered Montrose that offers enormous length, fresh and vibrant with the magnum demonstrating tangible mineralite and tension as it fans out on the crescendo of a finish—a fanfare for Saint Estèphe in all its glory. Improving all the time in the glass, this example of 1990 Montrose is a privilege to behold. One can speculate whether larger formats are a safer bet in terms of experiencing this behemoth without any brettanomyces. Perhaps. However, if you do come across the 1990 Montrose like this, you are in the presence of a king. Tasted January 2017.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,801.75
    Montrose 1994 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,354.54
    1994

    Montrose 1994 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (87)

    Tasted at the château, the 1994 Montrose is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc picked between 15-26 September. It is still fresh after 22 years, although it does not quite bring the personality and charm of the 1993 to the table. It feels more predictable, a little unexciting, even though the blue fruit and hints of iodine lend something different. The nose just feels rather static. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin. This is foursquare, savory with notes of leather and truffle towards the finish that feels like it is beginning to dry out. On the plus side, this 1994 has decent harmony and length, and the hint of brown spice on the finish is pleasing. Drink now, because it will not improve any further. Tasted September 2016.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 87 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,354.54
    Montrose 1995 (10x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,361.18
    1995

    Montrose 1995 (10x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (92)

    Tasted at the vertical in London, I had never really warmed to the 1995 Montrose despite tasting its many times. However, this bottle seemed closed to Robert Parker's remarks from 2014. It is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot that was harvested from 13 to 26 September. The bouquet is less vigorous and more approachable than the 1996 Montrose, initially quite taciturn, but gaining vigor with time and offering blackberry, briary and undergrowth scents, later just a touch of bay leaf and sandalwood. The palate is driven by the higher Merlot content, rendering this a relatively plush and comely Saint Estèphe, well balanced with very good depth, perhaps a Montrose for those with a penchant for headier and opulent styles of wine. Whilst the 1996 has the class and sophistication, the greatest virtue of the 1995 is the most fundamental: enjoyment. Tasted June 2016.
    as per photos come from a private wet cellar with very good levels and some damaged labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 10x75cl 1 92 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,361.18
    Montrose 1996 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,406.54
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,406.54
    Montrose 1996 (2x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £476.40
    1996

    Montrose 1996 (2x75cl)

    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.
    As per photos ,2076327 - Not SIB, Repack Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 2x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £476.40
    Montrose 2000 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,552.14
    2000

    Montrose 2000 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Just starting to open, it shows beautiful spices and dark fruit on the nose and palate. It’s full-bodied with ultra-fine, integrated tannins and an extremely complex, refined finish. Drink or hold.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,552.14
    Montrose 2003 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £2,438.14
    2003

    Montrose 2003 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    The 2003 Montrose was served blind in Bordeaux on two occasions. Picked between 11 to 26 September, it is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It remains one of the outstanding wines of a very black and white vintage. Without knowledge of the vintage, I was hesitant to suggest 2003, because though there is clearly fruit intensity locked up inside this Saint Estèphe, it is counterbalanced by the estate's trademark masculinity and austerity. So both on the nose and the palate it reaches this happy medium: pure blackberry, graphite and roasted herbs on the nose, perhaps even more elegant than I have observed on previous bottles. The palate is medium-bodied rather than full bodied with sturdy tannins couched in layers of seamless blackberry and cassis fruit, offset by scents of tobacco and graphite. As usual it has immense length and depth, a Montrose that is really just a few chapters into what is sure to be a longer book than many other 2003s. It is not a perfect Montrose, but a couple of hairs' breadth away. Tasted February 2017.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,438.14
    Montrose 2003 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,330.07
    2003

    Montrose 2003 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    The 2003 Montrose was served blind in Bordeaux on two occasions. Picked between 11 to 26 September, it is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It remains one of the outstanding wines of a very black and white vintage. Without knowledge of the vintage, I was hesitant to suggest 2003, because though there is clearly fruit intensity locked up inside this Saint Estèphe, it is counterbalanced by the estate's trademark masculinity and austerity. So both on the nose and the palate it reaches this happy medium: pure blackberry, graphite and roasted herbs on the nose, perhaps even more elegant than I have observed on previous bottles. The palate is medium-bodied rather than full bodied with sturdy tannins couched in layers of seamless blackberry and cassis fruit, offset by scents of tobacco and graphite. As usual it has immense length and depth, a Montrose that is really just a few chapters into what is sure to be a longer book than many other 2003s. It is not a perfect Montrose, but a couple of hairs' breadth away. Tasted February 2017.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,330.07
    Montrose 2006 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,272.94
    2006

    Montrose 2006 (12x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (94)

    Yes, this wine is tannic. To begin with it seems austere and mineral. But then the substrate of black berry juice asserts itself. The fruits are fresh rather than sweet, combining with leather, spice and a presence of new wood. Typical of Montrose, it is hard to appreciate this young, with those tannins needing to open out. But wait 10 years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,272.94
    Montrose 2006 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £673.67
    2006

    Montrose 2006 (6x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (94)

    Yes, this wine is tannic. To begin with it seems austere and mineral. But then the substrate of black berry juice asserts itself. The fruits are fresh rather than sweet, combining with leather, spice and a presence of new wood. Typical of Montrose, it is hard to appreciate this young, with those tannins needing to open out. But wait 10 years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £673.67
    Montrose 2008 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £1,305.34
    2008

    Montrose 2008 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    The purity and precision in this wine is very exciting. Medium to full body, firm and chewy tannins and a long finish of currant and spice. Black tea and bark too. Better in 2020 but beautiful now. Decant before serving.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,305.34
    Montrose 2008 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £712.07
    2008

    Montrose 2008 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    The purity and precision in this wine is very exciting. Medium to full body, firm and chewy tannins and a long finish of currant and spice. Black tea and bark too. Better in 2020 but beautiful now. Decant before serving.
    As per photos ,226003 - NOT SIB - hole in base Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £712.07
    Montrose 2009 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,150.94
    2009

    Montrose 2009 (12x75cl)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,150.94
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Dame de Montrose 1998 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £118.80
    1998

    Dame de Montrose 1998 (1x75cl)
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £118.80
    Dame de Montrose 2011 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £409.00
    2011

    Dame de Montrose 2011 (12x75cl)

    Jancis Robinson (17.5)

    Dark, rich, meaty cassis. Fine texture, spicy, a little leafy but deliciously fresh and alive. Broody, firm but all in place. Firm but fine-grained and some scent on the palate. This showed much better than en primeur – I may have scored it more highly as it was a contrast in style and balance to the preceding rather lack-lustre flight. I was certainly more generous than my fellow tasters.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 2 17.5 (JR) Read Review/Description In Bond: £409.00
    Dame de Montrose 2014 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £368.00
    2014

    Dame de Montrose 2014 (12x75cl)

    Jeff Leve (90)

    This wine is Medium-bodied and approachable with freshness, plump, dark red fruits and character. 88-90 Pts
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 90 (JL) Read Review/Description In Bond: £368.00
    Dame de Montrose 2016 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £362.00
    2016

    Dame de Montrose 2016 (12x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (94)

    Showing polish, freshness and energy in the juicy Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine offers a lot of ripe fruit, spice, tobacco and earthy characteristics on the nose and palate. Clearly this is a top vintage for La Dame de Montrose.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 11 94 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: £362.00
    Dame de Montrose 2016 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £211.50
    2016

    Dame de Montrose 2016 (6x75cl)

    The Wine Cellar Insider (94)

    Showing polish, freshness and energy in the juicy Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine offers a lot of ripe fruit, spice, tobacco and earthy characteristics on the nose and palate. Clearly this is a top vintage for La Dame de Montrose.
    In Stock in France

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (WCI) Read Review/Description In Bond: £211.50
    Dame de Montrose 2018 (12x37.5cl)
    In Bond: £271.00
    2018

    Dame de Montrose 2018 (12x37.5cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    Very dense center palate to the La Dame this year with purity of fruit and round, velvety tannins. Juicy, too. Sexy. Reminds me of the 1989 Montrose!
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x37.5cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £271.00
    Dame de Montrose 2018 (6x150cl)
    In Bond: £507.00
    2018

    Dame de Montrose 2018 (6x150cl)

    James Suckling (95-96)

    Very dense center palate to the La Dame this year with purity of fruit and round, velvety tannins. Juicy, too. Sexy. Reminds me of the 1989 Montrose!
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x150cl 1 95-96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £507.00
    Dame de Montrose 2019 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £193.00
    2019

    Dame de Montrose 2019 (6x75cl)

    Jane Anson Inside Bordeaux (94)

    Depth and power through the mid palate, good quality tannins, this is classically restrained St Estèphe power, with savoury yet juicy black fruits. Living up to its potential En Primeur, one to look out for, and a strong 2nd wine that beats out many 1st wines in the vintage. If you liked the Dame de Montrose 2010, get on board with this.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    2-3 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £193.00
    Dame de Montrose 2021 (12x75cl)

    £337 - £404

    2021

    Dame de Montrose 2021 (12x75cl)

    Bordeaux 12x75cl - -

    £337 - £404

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Dame de Montrose 2021 (6x75cl)

    £167 - £200

    2021

    Dame de Montrose 2021 (6x75cl)

    Bordeaux 6x75cl - -

    £167 - £200

    If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
    Montrose 1970 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,075.00
    1970

    Montrose 1970 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (87)

    Tasted at the Montrose vertical in Stamford, the 1970 Montrose is a wine that I drank regularly back in the 1990s, when it was one of the standouts of the vintage. As noted by more recent notes by myself and Robert Parker, it seems to have dried out in recent years, although there remains some drinking pleasure. It is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked between 23 September and 11 October. Quite deep in color, it has a cedar and leather-scented bouquet and modest amounts of black fruit, higher toned than coeval vintages, probably due to the relatively higher alcohol level. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, structured and perhaps a little dry and loose-knit towards the finish. It seems to be on a downward curve, though I wager that large format bottles might be holding up well. I would broach regular-sized bottles over the next 5-6 years. Tasted May 2016.
    As Per Photos/US Importer Strip Labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 87 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,075.00
    Montrose 1982 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £5,867.00
    1982

    Montrose 1982 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (88)

    Tasted at the Montrose vertical in Stamford, the 1982 Montrose remains a delightful Saint Estèphe, albeit not one of the stars of the vintage. And it never has been. It was picked between 14 and 29 September after weeks of hot weather. The bouquet is attractive as it leans towards red berry fruit, freshly rolled tobacco and leather, perhaps conservative in the 1982 scheme of things. The palate is medium-bodied with a little graininess to the texture. It is not overly complex, though it is nicely balanced. What is missing is the substance, that insistent grip in the mouth and that peacock's tail of a finish that reveals a hint of iodine on the aftertaste. It is a Montrose that continues to give pleasure, one that does not seem to have changed much in recent years, but by now you know that it will never catch up with say the 1982 Cos d'Estournel or the first-tier growths. Enjoy this with modest expectations. Tasted May 2016.
    As Per Photos/US Importer Strip Labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 88 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £5,867.00
    Montrose 1982 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £612.00
    1982

    Montrose 1982 (1x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (88)

    Tasted at the Montrose vertical in Stamford, the 1982 Montrose remains a delightful Saint Estèphe, albeit not one of the stars of the vintage. And it never has been. It was picked between 14 and 29 September after weeks of hot weather. The bouquet is attractive as it leans towards red berry fruit, freshly rolled tobacco and leather, perhaps conservative in the 1982 scheme of things. The palate is medium-bodied with a little graininess to the texture. It is not overly complex, though it is nicely balanced. What is missing is the substance, that insistent grip in the mouth and that peacock's tail of a finish that reveals a hint of iodine on the aftertaste. It is a Montrose that continues to give pleasure, one that does not seem to have changed much in recent years, but by now you know that it will never catch up with say the 1982 Cos d'Estournel or the first-tier growths. Enjoy this with modest expectations. Tasted May 2016.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 88 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £612.00
    Montrose 1982 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £376.80
    1982

    Montrose 1982 (1x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (88)

    Tasted at the Montrose vertical in Stamford, the 1982 Montrose remains a delightful Saint Estèphe, albeit not one of the stars of the vintage. And it never has been. It was picked between 14 and 29 September after weeks of hot weather. The bouquet is attractive as it leans towards red berry fruit, freshly rolled tobacco and leather, perhaps conservative in the 1982 scheme of things. The palate is medium-bodied with a little graininess to the texture. It is not overly complex, though it is nicely balanced. What is missing is the substance, that insistent grip in the mouth and that peacock's tail of a finish that reveals a hint of iodine on the aftertaste. It is a Montrose that continues to give pleasure, one that does not seem to have changed much in recent years, but by now you know that it will never catch up with say the 1982 Cos d'Estournel or the first-tier growths. Enjoy this with modest expectations. Tasted May 2016.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 4 88 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £376.80
    Montrose 1983 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £247.20
    1983

    Montrose 1983 (1x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (78)

    Tasted at the château, the 1983 Montrose, picked between 27 September and 13 October, was quite deep at the core but showing some bricking on the rim. The nose feels fatigued and leathery, an ephemeral bouquet that could blow away in the lightest wind. The palate is light-bodied, angular and hollow, a large hole where the fruit ought to be and then it tapers to a severe, raw and slightly vegetal finish. Robert Parker lambasted the 1983, which given the reputation of the property and the fact that it was not a terrible growing season like the following year, should have been much much better. This is outshone by the 1984—enough said. Tasted September 2016.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x75cl 6 78 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £247.20
    Montrose 1989 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £7,059.00
    1989

    Montrose 1989 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    For many years I have vehemently argued that the 1989 Montrose is a benchmark wine for the estate. Having tasted it several times over the last couple of months, I have never found a single occasion to alter that view. Tasted at the vertical in London, it continues to shine, having never lost any of its luster in recent years. It is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that was picked from 11 to 28 September. Lucid in color, the aromatics do not hold back with vibrant blackberry, blueberry and black truffle, hints of sous-bois, all with sensational precision that few can match in this vintage (indeed, its precision lends it a veneer of modernity since precision is now more commonplace across Bordeaux). The palate is brilliantly balanced with filigree tannin. There is wonderful backbone here, extremely fresh and tensile, crystalline even with an exceptional detail, mineral-rich finish that lingers in the mouth. Difficult to fault, this might well be the greatest 1989 Montrose that I have tasted, and certainly wishing to take nothing away from the 1990 Montrose that I tasted alongside, the 1989 is now the one I would pick. Is this the greatest Saint Estèphe of the 1980s? I would put it within the top five Bordeaux of the 1980s. Could this be inching its way to perfection??? Tasted June 2016.
    As per photos ,2034045 - Not SIB, Damaged lid, Damaged label, All bottles dirty labels Mouldy? Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £7,059.00
    Montrose 1990 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £6,845.00
    1990

    Montrose 1990 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    Tasted at the Montrose vertical in London, the 1990 Montrose is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc (almost identical to the 1989 Montrose) and picked between 14 September and 3 October. It has a formidable reputation and for years it overshadowed the 1989. That said, it is well known that there are incidences of brettanomyces that compromise some bottles and the one bottle in London showed just a tincture of this. It still merited a score of 97/100, though it only served to highlight the ethereal delineation of the 1989. Then literally a couple of days later. I was served blind a magnum of the 1990 Montrose in Cape Town, which had been purchased on release and stored in perfect conditions. Now, here was the real deal, unfettered by any infection, a regal Saint Estèphe. It shows approximately the same evolution as the 1989 in bottle, but unsurprisingly showed less bricking in magnum format. The bouquet is cut from a different cloth to the 1989 and attests to that warm vintage: hickory, clove, undergrowth and wild fennel, later garrigue-like scents and terracotta, the latter two more pronounced on the bottle format compared to the youthful magnum. The palate is full-bodied and powerful, yet the balance is perfect, a ballerina-like poise with the structure of the Forth Bridge. It is a multi-layered Montrose that offers enormous length, fresh and vibrant with the magnum demonstrating tangible mineralite and tension as it fans out on the crescendo of a finish—a fanfare for Saint Estèphe in all its glory. Improving all the time in the glass, this example of 1990 Montrose is a privilege to behold. One can speculate whether larger formats are a safer bet in terms of experiencing this behemoth without any brettanomyces. Perhaps. However, if you do come across the 1990 Montrose like this, you are in the presence of a king. Tasted January 2017.
    As per photos ,2034043 - Not SIB, Damged lid Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £6,845.00
    Montrose 1990 (1x150cl)
    In Bond: £1,497.00
    1990

    Montrose 1990 (1x150cl)

    Wine Advocate (100)

    Tasted at the Montrose vertical in London, the 1990 Montrose is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc (almost identical to the 1989 Montrose) and picked between 14 September and 3 October. It has a formidable reputation and for years it overshadowed the 1989. That said, it is well known that there are incidences of brettanomyces that compromise some bottles and the one bottle in London showed just a tincture of this. It still merited a score of 97/100, though it only served to highlight the ethereal delineation of the 1989. Then literally a couple of days later. I was served blind a magnum of the 1990 Montrose in Cape Town, which had been purchased on release and stored in perfect conditions. Now, here was the real deal, unfettered by any infection, a regal Saint Estèphe. It shows approximately the same evolution as the 1989 in bottle, but unsurprisingly showed less bricking in magnum format. The bouquet is cut from a different cloth to the 1989 and attests to that warm vintage: hickory, clove, undergrowth and wild fennel, later garrigue-like scents and terracotta, the latter two more pronounced on the bottle format compared to the youthful magnum. The palate is full-bodied and powerful, yet the balance is perfect, a ballerina-like poise with the structure of the Forth Bridge. It is a multi-layered Montrose that offers enormous length, fresh and vibrant with the magnum demonstrating tangible mineralite and tension as it fans out on the crescendo of a finish—a fanfare for Saint Estèphe in all its glory. Improving all the time in the glass, this example of 1990 Montrose is a privilege to behold. One can speculate whether larger formats are a safer bet in terms of experiencing this behemoth without any brettanomyces. Perhaps. However, if you do come across the 1990 Montrose like this, you are in the presence of a king. Tasted January 2017.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 1x150cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,497.00
    Montrose 1994 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,102.00
    1994

    Montrose 1994 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (87)

    Tasted at the château, the 1994 Montrose is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc picked between 15-26 September. It is still fresh after 22 years, although it does not quite bring the personality and charm of the 1993 to the table. It feels more predictable, a little unexciting, even though the blue fruit and hints of iodine lend something different. The nose just feels rather static. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin. This is foursquare, savory with notes of leather and truffle towards the finish that feels like it is beginning to dry out. On the plus side, this 1994 has decent harmony and length, and the hint of brown spice on the finish is pleasing. Drink now, because it will not improve any further. Tasted September 2016.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 87 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,102.00
    Montrose 1995 (10x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,112.00
    1995

    Montrose 1995 (10x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (92)

    Tasted at the vertical in London, I had never really warmed to the 1995 Montrose despite tasting its many times. However, this bottle seemed closed to Robert Parker's remarks from 2014. It is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot that was harvested from 13 to 26 September. The bouquet is less vigorous and more approachable than the 1996 Montrose, initially quite taciturn, but gaining vigor with time and offering blackberry, briary and undergrowth scents, later just a touch of bay leaf and sandalwood. The palate is driven by the higher Merlot content, rendering this a relatively plush and comely Saint Estèphe, well balanced with very good depth, perhaps a Montrose for those with a penchant for headier and opulent styles of wine. Whilst the 1996 has the class and sophistication, the greatest virtue of the 1995 is the most fundamental: enjoyment. Tasted June 2016.
    as per photos come from a private wet cellar with very good levels and some damaged labels Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 10x75cl 1 92 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,112.00
    Montrose 1996 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,812.00
    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 5 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,812.00
    Montrose 1996 (2x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £476.40
    1996

    Montrose 1996 (2x75cl)

    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.
    As per photos ,2076327 - Not SIB, Repack Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 2x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £476.40
    Montrose 2000 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,100.00
    2000

    Montrose 2000 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (96)

    Just starting to open, it shows beautiful spices and dark fruit on the nose and palate. It’s full-bodied with ultra-fine, integrated tannins and an extremely complex, refined finish. Drink or hold.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,100.00
    Montrose 2003 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,005.00
    2003

    Montrose 2003 (12x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    The 2003 Montrose was served blind in Bordeaux on two occasions. Picked between 11 to 26 September, it is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It remains one of the outstanding wines of a very black and white vintage. Without knowledge of the vintage, I was hesitant to suggest 2003, because though there is clearly fruit intensity locked up inside this Saint Estèphe, it is counterbalanced by the estate's trademark masculinity and austerity. So both on the nose and the palate it reaches this happy medium: pure blackberry, graphite and roasted herbs on the nose, perhaps even more elegant than I have observed on previous bottles. The palate is medium-bodied rather than full bodied with sturdy tannins couched in layers of seamless blackberry and cassis fruit, offset by scents of tobacco and graphite. As usual it has immense length and depth, a Montrose that is really just a few chapters into what is sure to be a longer book than many other 2003s. It is not a perfect Montrose, but a couple of hairs' breadth away. Tasted February 2017.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,005.00
    Montrose 2003 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,095.00
    2003

    Montrose 2003 (6x75cl)

    Wine Advocate (98)

    The 2003 Montrose was served blind in Bordeaux on two occasions. Picked between 11 to 26 September, it is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It remains one of the outstanding wines of a very black and white vintage. Without knowledge of the vintage, I was hesitant to suggest 2003, because though there is clearly fruit intensity locked up inside this Saint Estèphe, it is counterbalanced by the estate's trademark masculinity and austerity. So both on the nose and the palate it reaches this happy medium: pure blackberry, graphite and roasted herbs on the nose, perhaps even more elegant than I have observed on previous bottles. The palate is medium-bodied rather than full bodied with sturdy tannins couched in layers of seamless blackberry and cassis fruit, offset by scents of tobacco and graphite. As usual it has immense length and depth, a Montrose that is really just a few chapters into what is sure to be a longer book than many other 2003s. It is not a perfect Montrose, but a couple of hairs' breadth away. Tasted February 2017.
    As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,095.00
    Montrose 2006 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,034.00
    2006

    Montrose 2006 (12x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (94)

    Yes, this wine is tannic. To begin with it seems austere and mineral. But then the substrate of black berry juice asserts itself. The fruits are fresh rather than sweet, combining with leather, spice and a presence of new wood. Typical of Montrose, it is hard to appreciate this young, with those tannins needing to open out. But wait 10 years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 94 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,034.00
    Montrose 2006 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £548.00
    2006

    Montrose 2006 (6x75cl)

    Wine Enthusiast (94)

    Yes, this wine is tannic. To begin with it seems austere and mineral. But then the substrate of black berry juice asserts itself. The fruits are fresh rather than sweet, combining with leather, spice and a presence of new wood. Typical of Montrose, it is hard to appreciate this young, with those tannins needing to open out. But wait 10 years.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: £548.00
    Montrose 2008 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £1,061.00
    2008

    Montrose 2008 (12x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    The purity and precision in this wine is very exciting. Medium to full body, firm and chewy tannins and a long finish of currant and spice. Black tea and bark too. Better in 2020 but beautiful now. Decant before serving.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 4 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,061.00
    Montrose 2008 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £580.00
    2008

    Montrose 2008 (6x75cl)

    James Suckling (95)

    The purity and precision in this wine is very exciting. Medium to full body, firm and chewy tannins and a long finish of currant and spice. Black tea and bark too. Better in 2020 but beautiful now. Decant before serving.
    As per photos ,226003 - NOT SIB - hole in base Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    3-4 weeks

    Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £580.00
    Montrose 2009 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,599.00
    2009

    Montrose 2009 (12x75cl)

    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.
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Bordeaux 12x75cl 3 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,599.00

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