Chateau Montrose Saint-Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe – 2012

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  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Saint-Estephe

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Saint-Estephe

Producer

Chateau Montrose

Type

Red

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

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Vineyard

Chateau Montrose

Producer

Chateau Montrose

Appellation

Saint-Estephe

Designation

AOP

Classification

Deuxieme Cru

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2020-2055


Tasted at the château, the 2012 Montrose is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 24 September and 20 October. It underwent a particularly long maceration period between 26 and 28 days. It offers more fruit intensity than the 2011 Montrose with blackberry, raspberry and bilberry scents, quite backward and primal yet...

...well defined. The aromatics almost mock you because returning after ten minutes, there are glimpses of underlying dried herb and mineral notes. The palate is medium-bodied, intense and very focused, clearly with more depth and sinew than the 2011, yet displaying impressive precision and energy on the finish, which bodes well for the long-term. Tasted September 2016.


Vinous
Tasted: 01/01/2016
Drink: 2024-2052
Author: Antonio Galloni


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JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 21/01/2016
Drink: 2022-2032


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Area under vines: 95 hectares
Soils: deep, large size gravel with sand and a small amount of clay
Average age of the vines: 40 years
Production: 400 000 bottles a year
Planting density: 9000 vines/ha
Ageing:in 60% new oak barrels for 16 to 18 months
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
  • Merlot 32%
  • Cabernet Franc 6%
  • Petit Verdot 2%

Second wine: Dame de Montrose
  • Average Annual Production: 160 000 Bottles
  • Grape varieties:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot
    • Cabernet Franc

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    Chateau Montrose

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    Château Montrose, Saint Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

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    Château Montrose, Saint Estèphe, Bordeaux, France
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