Dame de Montrose 2011

St Estephe, Second wine

GBP Price: Size Quantities Units status Estimated price Actions
£245 per Case Bottle (75cl) 0 - £200 - £280  per Case [Add to waiting list]
Robert Parker Jancis Robinson Albany Vintners Wine Spectator Neal Martin Decanter
87 - 90 16 - 17 88 - 90 - 86 - 88 16
Tasting Notes:

The 2011 La Dame de Montrose is a blend of 72% Merlot and 27% Cabernet Franc. It displays fine minerality on the nose with good precision: blackberry, iodine and a touch of pencil lead. The palate is medium-bodied with a very tannic entry, gritty in the mouth with noticeable graphite and tertiary flavours. The back end is missing a little substance but the foursquare finish is satisfying. Fine. Tasted April 2012.

Score: 86 - 88 Neal Martin, erobertparker.com Date: Monday 30 April 2012

The 2011 La Dame de Montrose also benefitted from a strict selection as well as top-notch winemaking. Composed of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, it is a spicy, ripe 2011 with lots of fat as well as abundant notes of blueberries and black currants in addition to a sexy, open-knit, mid-weight personality. Drink this seductive effort over the next decade. The harvest at Montrose was held between September 2-27, and only a tiny parcel in the southern sector of the vineyard was touched by the hail storm that swept through the Pauillac / St.-Estephe border on September 1.

Score: 87 - 90 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2012-2022 Date: Friday 27 April 2012

28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 72% Merlot. Creamy dark fruit. Lovely pure Cabernet fruit, fine and dark and very fresh. Fine and so smooth even with a big charge of tannin. Dense, fresh and creamy in the mouth. Powerful framework but not tough. (JH) 12.9% (16.5+ Points)

Score: 16 - 17 Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2018-2030 Date: Monday 16 April 2012

Good depth and good clarity of fruit. A good minor Montrose.

Score: 16 Decanter, Decanter.com Maturity: 2014-2020 Date: Monday 16 April 2012

A little lean with spices and berries. Minerals too. Medium body, with fine tannins and a delicately fruity finish. Second wine of Montrose. 72% Merlot -- much more than normal. 28% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Score: 88 - 89 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com Date: Sunday 01 April 2012

28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 72% Merlot. Lots of spice on the nose. Refined palate, smooth and velvety texture with very pure fruits. Big tannins.

Score: 88 - 90 Albany Vintners Date: Wednesday 30 November -0001