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1982 Château Montrose

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; light signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill; heavy label condition issue

ITEM 8247460 - Removed from subterranean passive storage; Obtained by inheritance

Bidder Amount Total
$280
Item Sold Amount Date
I8267259 1 $250 Jun 12, 2022
I8257915 1 $265 Jun 5, 2022
I8125725 1 $280 Feb 27, 2022
I8110041 1 $280 Feb 6, 2022
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RATINGS

96Wine Spectator

Intense aromas of kirsch, currant & spice follow through to a full-bodied palate, with round, velvety tannins & a long, long finish. This is complex, changing on the nose and palate. Layered & structured. Will improve for many years to come

19Jancis Robinson

Gorgeous, round & velvety textured yet with very convincing freshness. This was a stunning bottle. True. Great combination of St-Estèphe rigour & 1982's richness. Not heavy. Tasting it was like a brush on the cheek with a feather. Lovely!

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

... Sweet kirsch, black currant, crushed rock, and floral notes are followed by a full-bodied, opulent, fleshy wine displaying no hard edges. It still possesses beautifully pure fruit...

***/**Michael Broadbent

...harmonious, excellent flavour...a long haul wine...

PRODUCER

Château Montrose

Château Montrose, a Second Growth Bordeaux, acquired its name in 1778, when Etienne-Theodore Dumoulin bought 200 acres in St.-Estèphe. The site, an elevated ridge, was covered in blooming heather and it inspired its new owner to name it “mount rose,” or Montrose. In the 19th century the estate was bought by the owner of Cos d’Estournel, who eventually sold it to his son-in-law, Louis Charmolue. In 2006 the Charmolue family sold the estate to brothers Martin and Olivier Bouygues, French industrialists with major businesses in construction, telecommunications and media. The Bouygues family brought in key new personnel, most recently Hervé Berland, Chief Executive Officer since 2012. Mélissa Bouygues, wife of Martin Bouygues, is Chairwoman. Since 2006 the new owners have spent lavishly on modernizing the winemaking facilities, completing a state-of-the-art winemaking center that includes solar panels and other energy efficient systems. Montrose has 240 vineyard acres planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Wine Advocate rated the 2009 and 2010 vintages at 100 pts, with Robert M. Parker Jr. calling the 2010 “a fabulous wine.”

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Estephe

Saint-Estèphe is in the northern Médoc, on the left bank of the Gironde River. Although it has no First Growth estates, its five Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Growth châteaux are notable, and, in recent decades, have become favorites with reviewers and consumers. Some reviewers also note that the appellation is today making excellent Cru Bourgeois wines, which frequently offer good value. There are 3,404 acres of vineyards and a variety of soil types, from gravelly soil to soil with significant sand or clay. The two Second Growth Châteaux in St.-Estephe are Cos d’Estournel and Montrose. The Third Growth Calon-Ségur is widely admired. The principal grapes grown are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.