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La Dame de Montrose

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2018 La Dame de Montrose  (St. Estèphe) 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. 93 Points

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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

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2017 La Dame de Montrose  (St. Estèphe) 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. 91 Points

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2016 La Dame de Montrose  (St. Estèphe) 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. 94 Points

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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. 93 Points

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2015 La Dame de Montrose  (St. Estèphe) 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. 91 Points

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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

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2014 La Dame de Montrose  (St. Estèphe) 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. 90 Points

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

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2013 La Dame de Montrose  (St. Estèphe) 87

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 La Dame de Montrose  (St. Estèphe) 88

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

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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

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2011 La Dame de Montrose  (St. Estèphe) 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. 90 Points

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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

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2010 La Dame de Montrose  (St. Estèphe) 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. 91 Points

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2009 La Dame de Montrose  (St. Estèphe) 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. 94 Points

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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. 90 Points

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2008 La Dame de Montrose  (St. Estèphe) 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. 89 Points

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2007 La Dame de Montrose  (St. Estèphe) 88

Medium-bodied, fully mature and just starting to fade, drink this to catch the remainder the fruit, and soft textures. 88 Points

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2006 La Dame de Montrose  (St. Estèphe) 86

Medium bodied, firm, earthy, strict, austere wine that is better on the nose, with its earthy and tobacco character than on the palate. 86 Points

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2005 La Dame de Montrose  (St. Estèphe) 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. 90 Points

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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. 90 Points

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2003 La Dame de Montrose  (St. Estèphe) 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. 90 Points

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