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: £1,399.17
This is almost opaque in the glass; a real midnight hue. The nose is deliciously ripe, creamy and cassi-scented. There are some cocoa bits and altogether excellent purity. Montrose is loaded with structure in '05. There are big, nutty tannins and a real twist of grip. Hmm! Backward and elegant is a neat trick. The grip starts early and builds to a taut finish, full of tension. Very, very long. Superb Montrose. Bowes Wine original note
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