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La Dame de Montrose

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2023
92
Orange blossoms, flowers, red berries, and black cherry aromas show up with ease. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, vibrant, fresh, long, and spicy. The fruits are clean, energized, and lively. This is going to offer its significant charms shortly after release. The wine blends 61% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. 14.5% ABV. Drink from 2027-2040. 91-93 Pts.

Orange blossoms, flowers, red berries, and black cherry aromas show up with ease. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, vibrant, fresh, long, and spicy. The fruits are clean, energized, and lively. This is going to offer its significant charms shortly after release. The wine blends 61% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc. 14.5% ABV. Drink from 2027-2040. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
94
Dark black fruits, flowers, cocoa, and wet earth open the nose. On the palate is where you find this is at its best, with its layers of supple, creamy, fresh, elegant, dark red fruits, and chocolate. There is softness paired with richness, and a depth of flavor that lingers, with an energetic touch of orange rind in the endnote. You can enjoy this on release for all its up-front fruit, or age it for more complexity. The wine blends 71% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 14.5% ABV. Drink from 2025-2042. 93-95 Pts.

Dark black fruits, flowers, cocoa, and wet earth open the nose. On the palate is where you find this is at its best, with its layers of supple, creamy, fresh, elegant, dark red fruits, and chocolate. There is softness paired with richness, and a depth of flavor that lingers, with an energetic touch of orange rind in the endnote. You can enjoy this on release for all its up-front fruit, or age it for more complexity. The wine blends 71% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 14.5% ABV. Drink from 2025-2042. 93-95 Pts.

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2021
92
Espresso. flowers, spice, wet earth, and cocoa with a hint of pepper fill up the perfume. The medium-bodied palate is soft, sweet, and vibrant, with a refreshing hint of orange, and black pepper that adds to the chocolate-accented cherries in the finish. Enjoy this while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. Drink from 2025-2037.

Espresso. flowers, spice, wet earth, and cocoa with a hint of pepper fill up the perfume. The medium-bodied palate is soft, sweet, and vibrant, with a refreshing hint of orange, and black pepper that adds to the chocolate-accented cherries in the finish. Enjoy this while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. Drink from 2025-2037.

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Tobacco leaf, currants, forest floor and cherries on the nose move you quickly to the medium-bodied, soft, fresh palate, finishing with all of its sweet, polished, red fruits with touches of peppery cherries in the finish. The wine is a blend of 53% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2038. 89-91

Tobacco leaf, currants, forest floor and cherries on the nose move you quickly to the medium-bodied, soft, fresh palate, finishing with all of its sweet, polished, red fruits with touches of peppery cherries in the finish. The wine is a blend of 53% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2023-2038. 89-91

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2020
93
Earthy, blackberries, herbs, licorice and roses are found in the nose. On the palate, the wine is packed with layers of dark red and black fruits, round, creamy tannins and a touch of roasted, leafy herbs in the mid-palate and in the finish. This baby Montrose is perfect to enjoy while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. Drink from 2023-2038.

Earthy, blackberries, herbs, licorice and roses are found in the nose. On the palate, the wine is packed with layers of dark red and black fruits, round, creamy tannins and a touch of roasted, leafy herbs in the mid-palate and in the finish. This baby Montrose is perfect to enjoy while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. Drink from 2023-2038.

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2019
93
Ripe sweet, dark red berries surrounded by cedar, tobacco wrapper, spice and wet forest aromatics is at work on the nose. On the palate there is more than ample, soft, ripe, sweet, crisp, elegant, earthy red fruits with a spicy touch on the backend to offer loads of pleasure with just a year or two of cellaring. This is a top vintage for La Dame de Montrose for drinking until the Grand Vin has a chance to develop and mature. Drink from 2024-2040.

Ripe sweet, dark red berries surrounded by cedar, tobacco wrapper, spice and wet forest aromatics is at work on the nose. On the palate there is more than ample, soft, ripe, sweet, crisp, elegant, earthy red fruits with a spicy touch on the backend to offer loads of pleasure with just a year or two of cellaring. This is a top vintage for La Dame de Montrose for drinking until the Grand Vin has a chance to develop and mature. Drink from 2024-2040.

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2018
93
Bearing a resemblance, albeit smaller in stature, this is going to drink great on release, though it will improve with some age. Medium/full-bodied with sweet, ripe red fruits and spice, the wine is juicy, fresh, sweet, round and ripe. This is quite classy, especially when you consider it is only a second wine. Enjoy this while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop.

Bearing a resemblance, albeit smaller in stature, this is going to drink great on release, though it will improve with some age. Medium/full-bodied with sweet, ripe red fruits and spice, the wine is juicy, fresh, sweet, round and ripe. This is quite classy, especially when you consider it is only a second wine. Enjoy this while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop.

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Classified Growth in quality, it is hard to believe this is a second wine. Full-bodied, juicy and ripe, this is a serious mouthful of sweet Cabernet Sauvignon with pop, length and complexity. Give this 4-5 years in the cellar. The wine was produced from blending 52% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. 92-94 Pts

Classified Growth in quality, it is hard to believe this is a second wine. Full-bodied, juicy and ripe, this is a serious mouthful of sweet Cabernet Sauvignon with pop, length and complexity. Give this 4-5 years in the cellar. The wine was produced from blending 52% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. 92-94 Pts

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2017
91
Cedar and tobacco leaf on the front end, this is all about juicy, bright, crisp cassis. There is suitable spice and a hint of green olive with soft tannins and even more fruit on the back end. This should drink well with just one to three years of age.

Cedar and tobacco leaf on the front end, this is all about juicy, bright, crisp cassis. There is suitable spice and a hint of green olive with soft tannins and even more fruit on the back end. This should drink well with just one to three years of age.

3,279 Views   Tasted
2016
94
Showing polish, freshness and energy in the juicy Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine offers a lot of ripe fruit, spice, tobacco and earthy characteristics on the nose and palate. Clearly this is a top vintage for La Dame de Montrose.

Showing polish, freshness and energy in the juicy Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine offers a lot of ripe fruit, spice, tobacco and earthy characteristics on the nose and palate. Clearly this is a top vintage for La Dame de Montrose.

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Using 52% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc in the blend, there is a sapidity of fruit, lift and focus, along with concentration and length that makes it hard to believe this is a second wine. The finish gifts you with luscious fruits for all your sensory receptors to enjoy.

Using 52% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc in the blend, there is a sapidity of fruit, lift and focus, along with concentration and length that makes it hard to believe this is a second wine. The finish gifts you with luscious fruits for all your sensory receptors to enjoy.

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2015
91
Energetic and fruity, with soft, sweet, ripe, dark, red berries, cigar box and cedar. The wine has length and ample fruit to carry the finish.

Energetic and fruity, with soft, sweet, ripe, dark, red berries, cigar box and cedar. The wine has length and ample fruit to carry the finish.

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Built from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, this wine is focused on a vibrant cranberry, cassis and cocoa character. 88 - 90 Pts

Built from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, this wine is focused on a vibrant cranberry, cassis and cocoa character. 88 - 90 Pts

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2014
90
Medium/full bodied, with spicy red and black fruits, the wine is going to drink well with just a year or two of age.

Medium/full bodied, with spicy red and black fruits, the wine is going to drink well with just a year or two of age.

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This wine is Medium-bodied and approachable with freshness, plump, dark red fruits and character. 88-90 Pts

This wine is Medium-bodied and approachable with freshness, plump, dark red fruits and character. 88-90 Pts

5,236 Views   Tasted
2013
87
Spearmint, leaf and cherry on the nose, this lighter, forward styled St. Estephe will drink well on release. 86-88 Pts

Spearmint, leaf and cherry on the nose, this lighter, forward styled St. Estephe will drink well on release. 86-88 Pts

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2012
88
On the lighter, fresh, side of Dame de Montrose, with some olive and herb in the finish.

On the lighter, fresh, side of Dame de Montrose, with some olive and herb in the finish.

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For the second wine, the estate blended 76% Merlot with 24% Cabernet Sauvignon to produce a forward, crowd-pleasing and soft style of wine. 87-89 Pts

For the second wine, the estate blended 76% Merlot with 24% Cabernet Sauvignon to produce a forward, crowd-pleasing and soft style of wine. 87-89 Pts

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2011
90
This has morphed into a much better wine than anticipated. The wine has put on weight, gaining complexity and texture. Now, you find a fully ready-to-go claret with round, soft, cassis, cedar and tobacco notes. There is a gentle softness to the tannins and a fruity, earthy, round textured finish.

This has morphed into a much better wine than anticipated. The wine has put on weight, gaining complexity and texture. Now, you find a fully ready-to-go claret with round, soft, cassis, cedar and tobacco notes. There is a gentle softness to the tannins and a fruity, earthy, round textured finish.

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72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Sauvignon produce a wine that starts with earth, stone and cassis scents. Medium-bodied, soft-textured and round, the wine ends with a creamy blackberry finish. There is a hint of green in the end notes. 88-89 Pts

72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Sauvignon produce a wine that starts with earth, stone and cassis scents. Medium-bodied, soft-textured and round, the wine ends with a creamy blackberry finish. There is a hint of green in the end notes. 88-89 Pts

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2010
91
Tight at the moment, a little work is needed to wake the wine and its crushed stone, herbs and black fruit scents. The tannic wine demands at least a few years in the cellar before the cassis, oak and blackberries come together. This was not showing at its potential best when tasted, with time, this could be a much better wine. As it sells for a fair price, for savvy consumers that like the style, as it sells for a fair price, it's well worth taking a chance on.

Tight at the moment, a little work is needed to wake the wine and its crushed stone, herbs and black fruit scents. The tannic wine demands at least a few years in the cellar before the cassis, oak and blackberries come together. This was not showing at its potential best when tasted, with time, this could be a much better wine. As it sells for a fair price, for savvy consumers that like the style, as it sells for a fair price, it's well worth taking a chance on.

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2009
94
Mature, bright, fresh, earthy, tobacco-stained and with crisp red fruits, the wine is classic in style with a medium-bodied, slightly austere, bright, red fruit and forest leaf profile. The wine has entered its prime time window.

Mature, bright, fresh, earthy, tobacco-stained and with crisp red fruits, the wine is classic in style with a medium-bodied, slightly austere, bright, red fruit and forest leaf profile. The wine has entered its prime time window.

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From 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, licorice, smoke, coffee, blackberry, cocoa and cassis scents open to a round, sweet, soft and filled with ripe black cherry, herb and fresh blackberry. This is already delicious.

From 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, licorice, smoke, coffee, blackberry, cocoa and cassis scents open to a round, sweet, soft and filled with ripe black cherry, herb and fresh blackberry. This is already delicious.

6,894 Views   Tasted
2008
89
Bright, juicy, fresh fruits on the front end with the kick of green olives, cassis and tannins on the back end. Classic in style, everything has come together, so you can drink this now.

Bright, juicy, fresh fruits on the front end with the kick of green olives, cassis and tannins on the back end. Classic in style, everything has come together, so you can drink this now.

2,764 Views   Tasted
2007
88
Medium-bodied, fully mature and just starting to fade, drink this to catch the remainder the fruit, and soft textures.

Medium-bodied, fully mature and just starting to fade, drink this to catch the remainder the fruit, and soft textures.

3,291 Views   Tasted
2006
86
Medium bodied, firm, earthy, strict, austere wine that is better on the nose, with its earthy and tobacco character than on the palate.

Medium bodied, firm, earthy, strict, austere wine that is better on the nose, with its earthy and tobacco character than on the palate.

3,449 Views   Tasted
2005
90
Fully open for business, the wine has softened, filled out and delivers a spicy, red berry, medium-bodied, earthy, tobacco, cedar filled wine. Drink this over the next few years for maximum enjoyment.

Fully open for business, the wine has softened, filled out and delivers a spicy, red berry, medium-bodied, earthy, tobacco, cedar filled wine. Drink this over the next few years for maximum enjoyment.

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Tannic, fresh, crisp, cassis, tobacco and spicy notes with an earthy background is delivering its pleasure today. Drink it now while waiting for its big brother to grow up.

Tannic, fresh, crisp, cassis, tobacco and spicy notes with an earthy background is delivering its pleasure today. Drink it now while waiting for its big brother to grow up.

4,856 Views   Tasted
2003
90
One of the best second wines you are ever going to taste, there is a lot going on in the gravel, blackberry, cassis, tobacco and forest floor nose. Medium bodied, firm, but refined, this is probably drink at its peak today.

One of the best second wines you are ever going to taste, there is a lot going on in the gravel, blackberry, cassis, tobacco and forest floor nose. Medium bodied, firm, but refined, this is probably drink at its peak today.

4,318 Views   Tasted