La Dame de Montrose Saint Estephe 2016 - SPIRITED Wines
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La Dame de Montrose Saint Estephe 2016
SKU: 54522

La Dame de Montrose Saint Estephe 2016

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Category Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe
Brand La Dame de Montrose
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Made to the same rigorous standards as the first wine, from grapes grown in the same vineyard, La Dame de Montrose is the estate's second label. Supple and silky Merlot generally predominates in the varietal mix. Its very pronounced red fruit aromas and flavours reflect another expression of the terroir in a distinctive style which is less elaborately complex than that of the first wine. Consistently reliable and reaching maturity sooner, the wine was created in 1983 in tribute to Yvonne Charmolue, who ran Château Montrose single-handedly from 1944 to 1960. Production varies from one year to another but accounts on average for 30% of the total production of the Montrose vineyard. It is matured for 12 months in 30% new oak barrels.
Wine Enthusiast
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Tannins are very present in this dense wine. But so are vibrant, crisp black-currant flavors and acidity. The combination of tannins and fresh acidity will drive this second wine of Château Montrose forward. Drink from 2023.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2019
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 La Dame de Montrose is deep garnet-purple colored and gives up cassis, earth, tilled soil, truffles and chocolate-covered cherries on the nose. Medium-bodied, the palate is firm, elegant and restrained with a mineral finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, November 29, 2018
Wine Spectator
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Juicy and well-formed, with damson plum and cherry compote flavors infused liberally with warm stone, tobacco and iron notes. Fresh and open on the finish. Drink now through 2028.

James Molesworth, 2019