The Château Montrose, ranked second clasified growth in the 1855 classification of Bordeaux wines. The vineyard has 68 hectares located in Saint-Estèphe.
The Château Montrose is made up of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (25%) and Cabernet Franc (10%). The grapes undergo a long fermentation of 25 to 30 days. The wine matures for 19 to 22 months in oak barrels, new to 50%. The wines of Château Montrose are intense, massive, complex. They develop aromas of ripe fruit, spices and tobacco. The wines of Château Montrose are both powerful and dense, characteristic of the great wines of Saint-Estèphe. The second wine is called La Dame de Montrose.
The great vintages of Château Montrose are 1953, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1989, 1990, 2009.
This is really, really excellent with loads of fruit and black olive character. Complex, with minerals and blackberry. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Fabulously long.Non-blind Château Montrose vertical.