2012 Dame de Montrose

Dame de Montrose

89Average Score
Red
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 7 Marketplace
£25.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
89
Critic Notes

76% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon. Quite expressive on the nose with lifted damson fruit and some spice. Creamy oak is to the fore but not excessive. Attractive, fruity palate, very dark fruit and quite a lot of tannin. FINE+RARE

Score: 16-/20FINE+RARE

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 Medoc chateau. Apr 2015, www.robertparker.com

Score: 88-/100Robert Parker
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Estephe
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Estephe
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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