Chateau Montrose is a Deuxième Grand Cru Classé, placing it within Bordeaux's prestigious 1855 Classification alongside the iconic Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour, and Chateau Lafite Rothschild.
- Vintages with 100 point scores: 1990, 2009, 2010
- Most popular for its dark fruit complexity and earthy undertones.
- Highest achievement: The Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year in 1994.
Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle
Located in the heart of Saint-Estèphe, Chateau Montrose has an impressive lineage dating back to the early 19th century. Currently owned by brothers Martin and Olivier Bouygues, well-known industrialists in France, the chateau has invested significantly in state-of-the-art technology. The vineyard has embraced sustainable farming techniques, and winemaker Vincent Decup has demonstrated his artisanal expertise with his nuanced approaches to vinification.
Vineyard & Craftsmanship
Spanning 95 hectares, Chateau Montrose is unique for its gravelly soil atop clay subsoil, which contributes to the wine's deep complexity and longevity. The blend usually leans heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon, often around 65%, with Merlot and a small amount of Cabernet Franc to complete the profile. The vineyard employs a rigorous selection process to ensure only the highest quality fruit. This commitment to excellence results in limited availability, adding a layer of exclusivity to its offerings.
Aging & Investment Value
With an aging potential often exceeding 40 years, Chateau Montrose is a compelling choice for investors. The chateau's wines not only gain complexity over time but also offer a robust ROI for those with the foresight to cellar them.