ABOUT THE WINE
Originally a hunting estate owned by Alexandre de Segur, known as La Lande de l’Escargeon, the estate that would come to be known as Montrose passed into the ownership of Etienne Dumoulin in 1778, whose son built the château. The name was derived from the heather-clad hills, which would turn pink when the flowers were in bloom; sailors on ships passing through the Gironde Estuary called the hill upon which the château was built ‘la Mont Rose’. By 1815 the estate was regarded as one of the finest in Saint-Estèphe. Many owners later, the estate was purchased by the Bouygues brothers in 2006; renovations have followed, including work to expand the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon planted. The second-wine was first released in 1983, and typically accounts for 30% of the production of the estate.
Bright ruby colour, with cassis, chocolate and raspberry aromas, and a floral, red-fruited palate with blackcurrant, cedar, liquorice and dusty, fine-grained tannin on the finish. A classic style, ready for drinking from around 2020.
Best with rich stews and beef-dishes.
Unusually long-lived and powerful for a second wine, La Dame de Montrose offers superb value for the region.
WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS?
Orders of any value can be collected for free from either of our retail stores. Greater London next day deliveries will cost £10 for orders below £150 and are free above that.
- Order Value below £150 is £10.
- Order Value over £150 is free.
WHAT DOES “NEXT DAY DELIVERY” MEAN?
All our shipments in mainland UK and Greater London are shipped next day. Cut off time for a next day delivery is 12PM. Next day is only available on working days. Shipment can be delayed because of external factors.