2014 Saint-Estèphe, Second wine of Chateau Montrose from Bordeaux
The 2014 Dame de Montrose had the advantage of the precise work from the new team and new equipment of Chateau Montrose. This Second wine of Chateau Montrose offers a pure and frank aromatic expression of red cherry, smashed raspberry, the whole enhanced by pepper hints. This Saint-Estèphe palate, less dense than the Grand wine (2014 Chateau Montrose) seduces by its smooth tannic structure with a fine grain. This is an accessible wine that highlights the careful work done in selecting the grapes.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The La Dame de Montrose 2014 is a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot representing 37% of the total production. The bouquet is a little simple if compared to say, Les Pagodes de Cos 2014: blackberry mixed with boysenberry, a hint of black olive that is accentuated with time. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, grippy tannin. There is moderate concentration here, just a touch of spice emerging toward the finish that tapers away a little too early. At the moment there is a gulf between this and the superlative Grand Vin - it will be interesting to see whether it remains there in bottle.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc|
|Producer/Bottled by||MONTROSE 33180 SAINT ESTEPHE FRANCE|
- R. Gabriel : 16
- J. Robinson : 16
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc