Montrose was created in the 18th century by Alexandre de Segur, a chap with a rather nifty portfolio of properties that included Mouton, Lafite and Latour. In the early 19th century Montrose was just one part of the Calon Ségur estate. The owner sold Calon Ségur, but retained the Montrose component, fully planting the vineyard and building the chateau that is on site today. The property changed hands several times, developed and grew and was latterly sold in 2006 to the Bouygues brothers. They added Tronquoy Lalande to their stable shortly thereafter and hired senior Bordeaux figures. They also spent heavily on renovations: €55 million at last count. It is now more environmentally sound...and boasts an ultrasonic hail cannon to protect the vineyard during the growing season.
Case of 12 Bottles
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duty paid price: £1,184.14
"The 2002 Montrose was a little fire-cracker in its youth and I had such high expectations. However, recent showings indicate that its either going through an awkward stage or just running out of steam. It is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot picked from 30 September until 12 October. Here, it has a healthy deep color. So far, so good. The nose is quite closed at first and perhaps even curmudgeonly, reluctantly offering blackberry, charcoal and sandalwood aromas. The palate is masculine, aloof, structured but lacking this Saint Estèphe's customary charm, with a slight dustiness on the finish. It is impressive in a surly way. The question is: Do I wish to drink such a stubborn and surly wine? Tasted January 2016." Neal Martin
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