Château Montrose, is one of two Second Growths from Saint-Estèphe and one of the most consistent producers in the whole of Bordeaux. The wines of Château Montrose are both elegant and powerful and some of the longest living in the Médoc.
The sale of this estate to Etienne Dumoulin in 1778 marked the starting point for the winemaking legend that is now Château Montrose. Originally fields covered in heather, Dumoulin first started planting vines on the estate in 1815 and in 1896 sold Montrose to Louis Charmolue, who, born at Château Figeac, was no stranger to the world of Bordeaux winemaking. Charmolue acquired Château Cos d'Estournel and Château Pomys through marriage, and the family began the transformation of this estate into what it is now. During this period of ownership, the Charmolue family began bottling their own wine, one of the first Châteaux in Bordeaux to do so.