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: £2,062.54
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"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." Neal Martin
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