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
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"Le 1986 a été élaboré dans une période où la propriété avait opté pour une vinificaition plus légère. Il s'impose cependant comme l'un des exemples les plus charnus produits pendant ce changement éphémère. Sa robe dense, de couleur rubis-pourpre, est à peine éclaircie sur le bord, et la bouche révèle un ensemble charnu, musclé et puissant, aux arômes de fruits noirs et rouges, de terre et d'épices. Ce Montrose moyennement corsé, toujours tannique et massif (...) se dévoile par paliers et présente (...) une fianle regorgeant de tannins qui doivent encore se fondre. (...)" Source: Robert Parker (10/97)
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.
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
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