Dame de Montrose (2nd wine of Montrose) 2012

St Estephe, Second wine

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Tasting Notes

Earthy and tannic, but concentrated with firm structure, the 2012 La Dame de Montrose has a distinct spicy, earthy character and some tannins to shed, which is unusual for a second wine. It is nicely concentrated with a dense ruby/purple color, and overall it is well-made. Give it several years of bottle age and drink it over the following 15 or more years, as this will be an uncommonly long-lived second wine from this famous Médoc château.

Score: 88

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2018-2033 01 April 2015

The second wine has been a strong effort for a number of years. The 2012 Dame de Montrose represents 29% of the total production. Its domination by Merlot is noticeable in the chocolate, mocha and black cherry characteristics. Deep ruby/purple-tinged, fleshy and succulent with low acidity and ripe tannin, it is the ideal second wine to drink over the next decade.

Score: 88 - 90

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2013-2023 26 April 2013

Very deep crimson. Lots of vitality. But harsh dry Cabernet dominates. Not something you would buy for pleasure.

Score: 16 - 17

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com Maturity: 2018-2026 25 April 2013

A fine second wine with friendly fruit and spices. Medium body, with fine tannins and a clean and fresh finish. Second wine of Montrose.

Score: 87 - 88

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 21 April 2013