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Chateau Montrose 2013

Chateau Montrose 2013

Second Growth -  - - Red
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Chateau Montrose 2013

An elegant and aromatic red wine from Saint-Estephe

The estate

Owned by the brothers Martin and Olivier Bouygues since 2006, Chateau Montrose is an iconic reference among fine Saint-Estephe wines. This 1855 Second Cru Classe watches over one of the most beautiful terroirs of the Medoc appellation. Today, as in the past, Chateau Montrose stands out due to the quality of its wines, its style and its distinctiveness, making this property a key estate with a woldwide reputation.

The vineyard

Situated in an exceptional location, considered as one of the finest terroirs in the Bordeaux region, the Chateau Montrose vineyard covers 95 hectares of vines. This vast single-block vineyard is a rarity on a terroir considered as an "elite core". Situated not far from the Gironde estuary, Chateau Montrose’s vineyard is planted on gravel terraces mixed with sand on the surface, while the subsoil is clayey.

The blend

Cabernet Sauvignon (68%)

Merlot (29%)

Petit Verdot (3%).

Chateau Montrose 2013: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting


Clear and brilliant, this wine is a beautiful ruby color.


Fresh and minty, the nose combines fruity (raspberry) and toasted fragrances with subtle notes of caramel.


A lively and precise attack is followed by a structured and balanced palate. The palate is seductive due to this wine’s firm expression, its liquorice notes and its silky and elegant tannins.

Wine critic
Chateau Montrose 2013
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J. Suckling
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2013 Montrose has an understated, lilting bouquet with blackberry and briary scents and dried rose petals, gaining more intensity as it opens over 2-3 minutes in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. It shows good weight in the mouth, quite linear and masculine (typical for Montrose) but there is respectable detail and mineralité coming through on the satisfying finish. Not a top tier Montrose, but then again, why would it be in this difficult vintage. It will still give pleasure over the next 12-15 years.