Château Montrose 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2010 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Château Montrose 2ème Grand Cru Classé 2010

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: Red
  • 14 %
  • Intensity
  • Full-bodied

This domain, now owned by the brothers Martin and Olivier Bouygues, produces a dense, powerful, complex wine which generally expresses superb maturity in its fruit. More info

Château Montrose produces wines of remarkable quality. The vineyard is planted on a poor soil of iron-rich gravel, which forces the vines to develop very deep roots. The result is wines of incredible concentration. The property is currently managed by Jean-Bernard Delmas, who previously practised his talents at Château Haut-Brion.

Château Montrose 2ème Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Salmis de palombes, Grives aux raisins, Gigot d'agneau.

  • Vintage score: 19/20
  • What the experts say...

    Tasted at the Montrose vertical in London, the 2010 Montrose was the youngest vintage by some 115 years, but it is undeniably one of the best. It is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked from 27 September until 15 October. Deep, almost opaque in color, it has a tightly wound, arresting nose of blackberry, bilberry, crushed violets and graphite all with quite brilliant delineation. The palate is medium rather than full-bodied, laden with plenty of fruit, grippy like many 2010s with a structured, masculine and tannic finish that wards you away for another 10-15 years. However, it is still possible to admire the purity and delineation of this long-term Montrose, a wine that comes with a compulsory cellaring. Patience will be handsomely rewarded. How long can you wait? Tasted June 2016.

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    Château Montrose 2ème Grand Cru Classé

    Cuvée presentation

    Château Montrose produces wines of remarkable quality. The vineyard is planted on a poor soil of iron-rich gravel, which forces the vines to develop very deep roots. The result is wines of incredible concentration. The property is currently managed by Jean-Bernard Delmas, who previously practised his talents at Château Haut-Brion.

    Information about domain Château Montrose

    In 1778 Etienne-Théodore Dumoulin bought a perfectly located plot overlooking the Gironde from the Calon estate, which belonged to Alexandre de Ségur at the time. The land was covered with heather and was a sea of pink flowers in the spring. Hence the name Montrose (Pink Mountain). His son Etienne initiated wine production, planting the vineyard and building Château Montrose in 1825; he gradually enlarged the property. Success quickly followed with the wine being made a second cru classé in the 1855 classification of the Médoc. The property then passed through a succession of hands before being acquired by Louis Charmolüe in 1896, who bought it from his father-in-law Jean Hostein (then the owner of Cos d'Estournel). This family retained control throughout the 20th century, during which time Montrose gained legendary status, in particular with the 1990 vintage. It was managed by Jean-Louis Charmolüe until 2006. A new chapter in its history then began with its purchase by Martin and Olivier Bouygues

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: -
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Estèphe
    • Classification: 2ème Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: Martin et Olivier Bouygues
    • Vintage: 2010
    • Color: Red
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Environment friendly
    • Size (in ha): 68
    • Volume: 230000 bottles
    • Intensity: Full-bodied
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Cabernet franc, 2% Petit verdot
    Château Montrose 2ème Grand Cru Classé
    Château Montrose 2ème Grand Cru Classé

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