2018 La Dame de Montrose Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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JS 94 WE 94 JL 93 JD 92 WA 92 TWI 92 VN 92 DC 91
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, January 2021

Very pretty blackcurrants and blueberries with floral undertones, following through to a full body with layers of ripe, polished tannins and a rich, flavorful finish. Needs time to come around and show itself. Try after 2025.
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, May 2021

The second wine of Château Montrose is a major star in its own right. With dense tannins and concentrated black fruits, it has power and richness. The wine's potential, impressive for a second wine, is very evident in the...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

Bearing a resemblance, albeit smaller in stature, this is going to drink great on release, though it will improve with some age. Medium/full-bodied with sweet, ripe red fruits and spice, the wine is juicy, fresh, sweet...
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

(92+ points) Looking first at the second wine of this incredible Saint-Estèphe Château, the 2018 La Dame De Montrose is a blend of 52% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, all...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

The 2018 La Dame de Montrose is a blend of 52% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it springs from the glass with vivacious notions of redcurrant jelly...
TWI 92

The Wine Independent, September 2023

The 2018 La Dame de Montrose is deep garnet-purple in color. It charges out with bold notions of baked plums, fruitcake, and chocolate-covered cherries, followed by hints of clove oil, menthol, and sandalwood. The medium...
VN 92

Vinous, November 2019

(VN 90-92 points) The 2018 La Dame de Montrose has a sweet black cherry and crème de cassis scented bouquet, scents of violet developing in the glass. It is like an exaggerated version of the previous vintage. The palate...
DC 91

Decanter, April 2019

I can see here a comparison with 2009 in terms of generosity and enjoyment. It's a big wine with lots of structure, so during extractions they had to be careful to stay on the cooler side, between 26°C and 28°C, the...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Estephe
Vintage 2018
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2018 La Dame de Montrose, a Bordeaux Blend hailing from the esteemed region of Bordeaux, France. This exquisite red wine exudes elegance and sophistication, showcasing the expertise of the renowned producer, La Dame de Montrose. With its deep garnet-purple hue, this wine is truly a sight to behold.

The nose is immediately captivated by an array of enticing aromas. Notes of blue fruits, sappy herbs, tobacco, violets, and graphite dance harmoniously, creating a captivating bouquet that lures you in with each whiff. As the wine caresses the palate, it reveals its medium to full-bodied nature, enveloping the mouth with a round, concentrated, and textured mouthfeel.

Crafted from a blend of 52% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this wine exemplifies the classic Bordeaux style. The careful aging process in 30% new French oak barrels adds a subtle touch of oak influence, enhancing the wine's complexity and structure.

Renowned critics have praised the 2018 La Dame de Montrose, with Jeb Dunnuck awarding it an impressive 92+ points. He describes it as a "beautiful second wine with lots of Saint-Estèphe character" that will continue to evolve and delight for 15-20 years. Similarly, Vinous gives it a score of 92 points, highlighting its sweet black cherry and crème de cassis aromas, and predicting it will provide drinking pleasure for 15 to 20 years.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also joins in the praise, awarding the wine 92 points and noting its vivacious aromas of redcurrant jelly, mulberries, juicy blackberries, and stewed plums. Meanwhile, James Suckling bestows an impressive 94 points upon this wine, commending its very pretty blackcurrants and blueberries, layered with ripe, polished tannins and a rich, flavorful finish.

The 2018 La Dame de Montrose is truly a wine to be savored and appreciated. It demands patience and will reward those who can wait with a remarkable drinking experience. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years, this wine is a testament to the exceptional quality that Bordeaux has to offer.