2022 La Dame de Montrose St Estèphe - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Montrose
  • Region St Estèphe
  • Drinking 2025 - 2036
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2022 - La Dame de Montrose St Estèphe - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Montrose
  • Region St Estèphe
  • Drinking 2025 - 2036
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £189.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, April 2023, Score: 91-93

    The 2022 La Dame de Montrose represents 43% of production this year and comes from Terrace 3 glacial deposits (the Grand Vin is on Terrace 4 that has more clay). It has a clean and pure bouquet with wild strawberry, boysenberry and light marmalade notes percolating through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a succulent entry, fine depth, slightly powdery texture. There is much more grip on the finish compared to the 2021 last year. Excellent. Drink 2026-2040

  • Wine Advocate, April 2023, Score: 92-94

    A second wine that would embarrass numerous classified growths, the 2022 La Dame de Montrose unfurls in the glass with aromas of blackberries, violets, rose petals, charcoal and loamy soil, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered and fleshy palate of striking concentration, energy and dimension. Seamless and complete, it's a blend of 71% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2023, Score: 92-94

    The 2022 La Dame de Montrose is deep, pliant and rich. All of the intensity of this warm, very dry vintage comes through in the wine’s sheer size and ripe, dark profile. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, licorice, spice and espresso are all amplified in this decidedly intense, concentrated La Dame. Qualitatively, there is little question this could have easily been a Grand Vin in a preceding generation. The 2022 is a stunning La Dame.

  • Goedhuis, May 2023, Score: 91-93

    A strong proportion of Merlot (71%) in this excellent second wine gives instant appeal and gratification. This is everything a second wine should be with strong fruit of the forest flavours, characters of bitter orange and a tight appellational core of structure. The finish proffers a satisfying combination of both sweetness and freshness.

  • James Suckling, April 2023, Score: 94-95

    Wonderful freshness and brightness to this with currants and red berries, as well as chocolate and hints of coffee. Full and layered with round tannins and a fresh and vivid finish. Lemon rind underneath it all. It has lots of length for being mostly merlot. 71% merlot, 23% cabernet sauvignon, 5% petit verdot, and 1% cabernet franc. From organically grown grapes.

  • Jeb Dunnuck, April 2023, Score: 93-95

    The second wine of Château Montrose, the 2022 La Dame De Montrose, tastes like a Grand Vin. More Merlot-dominated (71% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc), the terrific purity in its cassis and blue fruits give way to complex floral, forest floor, and violet aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, balanced, and elegant, I'd be happy to drink a bottle any time over the coming 15 years.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2023, Score: 17.5

    La Dame is actually ‘a Dame’ in 2022! It has more exoticism, silkiness and layered fruit than I have seen before, making it genuinely plush, sexy and alluring. I have no doubt it will bring a new fan base to Montrose, such is the generosity of flavours found here. While this is one of the most forward vintages of La Dame made, there is a rigid backbone here, beneath the skirts of flavour, so it will not fade for a good long while.

Producer

Château Montrose

For years Montrose has been in the shadow of its more decadent, flashy neighbour, Cos d'Estournel.Quietly confident, it is a brilliant performer in notably dry, sunny vintages due to its dense clay soil that allows the vines to remain hydrated. In 2003, this was particularly true as many deemed it wine of the vintage. They have a new director, Jean-Bernard Delmas, a legend amongst the Bordelais having run Haut Brion and La ...Read more

For years Montrose has been in the shadow of its more decadent, flashy neighbour, Cos d'Estournel.Quietly confident, it is a brilliant performer in notably dry, sunny vintages due to its dense clay soil that allows the vines to remain hydrated. In 2003, this was particularly true as many deemed it wine of the vintage. They have a new director, Jean-Bernard Delmas, a legend amongst the Bordelais having run Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion for 40 years, so quality is only likley to get better and better.Read less

Region

St Estèphe

St Estèphe is the most northern of Médoc communal crus. Its unique terroir is made up of layers of gravel which are supported by a dense clay base. This subsoil retains water in dry seasons and works particularly well with Merlot, a largely planted variety which is used to flesh out Cabernet Sauvignon. This clay base also creates powerful, textured tannins which enable St Estèphe to stand out from the pack. Like St Julien, it is one of the four most important communal appellations of the Médoc which does not contain any first growths, despite its southern border being a stone'sthrow from Château Lafite. Nonetheless, it is home to some excellent châteaux making fine wines such as Cos d'Estournel, Montrose, Calon Ségur and Lafon Rochet.