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Dame de Montrose 2022

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > St Estèphe
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

The second wine of Chateau Montrose. This wine benefits greatly from a rigorous selection process at this famous Chateau.

In 2022 with the grand vin strongly Cabernet-based, this is 71% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

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Tasting Notes

A second wine that would embarrass numerous classified growths, the 2022 La Dame de Montrose unfurls in the glass with aromas of blackberries, violets, rose petals, charcoal and loamy soil, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered and fleshy palate of striking concentration, energy and dimension. Seamless and complete, it's a blend of 71% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

William Kelley, Wine Advocate, April 2023

The 2022 La Dame de Montrose represents 43% of production this year and comes from Terrace 3 glacial deposits (the Grand Vin is on Terrace 4 that has more clay). It has a clean and pure bouquet with wild strawberry, boysenberry and light marmalade notes percolating through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a succulent entry, fine depth, slightly powdery texture. There is much more grip on the finish compared to the 2021 last year. Excellent. 2026-2040

Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2023

Disarmingly charming and bright on the nose, this is full of red fruit and cream. The palate has a light, pithy grip and more of that juicy red fruit. There is a hit of cedar and baking spice, but this is all about the vibrant fruit at the centre. If it can gain a little more flesh and depth through elevage it will be a delicious wine to drink while waiting for the brilliant Montrose to reach its drinking window.

Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners, April 2023

Wonderful freshness and brightness to this with currants and red berries, as well as chocolate and hints of coffee. Full and layered with round tannins and a fresh and vivid finish. Lemon rind underneath it all. It has lots of length for being mostly merlot. 71% merlot, 23% cabernet sauvignon, 5% petit verdot, and 1% cabernet franc. From organically grown grapes.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2023

71% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc. Cask sample.
Lots of Merlot this year. Broad and spicy with red-fruit notes. Suave, round and opulent but manages some freshness as well. Surprising length with a bit of alcohol on the finish. (JL) 14.6%
Drink 2028– 2038

James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com, May 2023
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