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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.”

1990 Château Montrose

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork

RP  100   
ST  95   
WS  94   
JR  17.5   

2005 Château Montrose

Lightly depressed cork; light label condition issue

WA  96   
JS  96   
RP  95   
WS  94   
ST  93+    
JR  15   

2006 Château Montrose

RP  94+    
WS  93   
JR  17.5   

2012 Château Montrose

JS  94   
WA  93   
WS  92   
VN  88-91   
JR  17   
6 available
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2015 Château Montrose

Light label condition issue

WA  95   
WS  92   
3 available
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2003 Château Montrose

12-bottle Lot, Wood Case

See item details for bottle notes; Light case condition issue

RP  97   
ST  96   
WS  95   
JR  17.5   

2003 Château Montrose

12-bottle Lot, Wood Case

Light capsule condition issue; Light case condition issue

RP  97   
ST  96   
WS  95   
JR  17.5   

2015 La Dame de Montrose

Light label condition issue

JS  94   
WE  92   
JD  91