Château Montrose is a Second Growth estate in the Saint-Estèphe appellation of Bordeaux, the northernmost of the Médoc communes, just north of the hamlet of Marbuzet.

It’s considered one of the premier estates in Saint-Estèphe not only due to its wines, which are some of the longest-lived but due to its unique microclimate. Only 800m from the Gironde, its vines and land immediately surround the château. It’s also hailed for its innovative approach to sustainability, aiming to save energy and reduce its carbon footprint wherever possible.

Despite this modern approach, it is an estate that dates back to 1778. The owner Nicolas Alexandre de Ségur sold seemingly unwanted scrubland used for hunting to the Dumoulin family (also owners of Château Calon) who cleared it and brought winemaking to the exposed soil. A short while later and despite being less than 40 years old at the time, Montrose obtained its Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growth) status in 1840.

From 1886 it was the Charmolüe family who steered the estate through 100 years of excellence (despite some tricky times) and established this château as the iconic estate we recognise today. Jean-Louis Charmolüe owned the estate from 1962 to 2006 and it has been in Martin and Olivier Bouygues’ hands since.

Château Montrose derives its name from the pink heather that flowers in the surrounding hills: legend has it that sailors on the Gironde River used to refer to the area as ‘Mont Ros’ (Pink Mountain).

The 95 hectares of vineyard that immediately surround the château are positioned on a gravelly knoll, with vines on gravel and black sand and a clay and marl subsoil. The vines produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

OUR VERDICT:

Château Montrose, as the history above details, has no Scottish connection whatsoever – perhaps that is the sole reason it has not yet achieved promotion to 1st Growth status (writes a Scotsman)…! Misplaced cheek aside, the wines from this great property edge ever closer to the pinnacle. Since the ownership change the wines have soared and become ever more consistent, befitting its great terroir. They’ve done a tremendous job. We love two Bouygues…

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2023 La Dame de Montrose, Saint-Estephe 6x75cl

RP91-93VM92-94
£144 exc. UK Duty & VATDuty Status: En PrimeurAvailability: En Primeur
Duty StatusPrice ex. UK Duty & VATPrice inc. UK Duty & VATAvailabilityETA to UK Addr.
En Primeur£144En Primeur

En Primeur wines can only be offered and purchased In Bond (excl. UK Duty & VAT) whilst the wines are still in barrel. En Primeur wines will be shipped and imported in due course and upon arrival in the UK can either be stored in your Brunswick reserves, delivered to the bonded warehouse of your choosing or delivered directly to you. Should you decide to take delivery of En Primeur wines to a UK address, UK Duty and VAT at the current rates will become payable.

En Primeur wines are maturing in barrel at the producer, and will be available in due course. Our Logistics team will get in touch as soon as the wines become physical with us and will arrange to deliver, store or transfer the wines as per your instructions.

1985 Chateau Montrose 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Estephe 1x75cl

JR17.0RP90
£170.83 exc. UK VAT£205.00 inc. UK VATDuty Status: Duty PaidAvailability: Immediate
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Duty Paid£170.83£205.00Immediate1-2 days

Duty Paid wines have been removed from the Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to the Bond. Meaning that if you purchase a Duty Paid wine, VAT will be payable. However, the UK Duty has already been paid on the stock so there will be no additional duty charged.

Immediate wines are available for immediate delivery, transfer or collection.

2022 La Dame de Montrose, Saint-Estephe 6x75cl

VM92
£189 exc. UK Duty & VATDuty Status: En PrimeurAvailability: En Primeur
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En Primeur£189En Primeur

En Primeur wines can only be offered and purchased In Bond (excl. UK Duty & VAT) whilst the wines are still in barrel. En Primeur wines will be shipped and imported in due course and upon arrival in the UK can either be stored in your Brunswick reserves, delivered to the bonded warehouse of your choosing or delivered directly to you. Should you decide to take delivery of En Primeur wines to a UK address, UK Duty and VAT at the current rates will become payable.

En Primeur wines are maturing in barrel at the producer, and will be available in due course. Our Logistics team will get in touch as soon as the wines become physical with us and will arrange to deliver, store or transfer the wines as per your instructions.

2023 Chateau Montrose 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Estephe 6x75cl

RP97-100VM96-98
£714 exc. UK Duty & VATDuty Status: En PrimeurAvailability: En Primeur
Duty StatusPrice ex. UK Duty & VATPrice inc. UK Duty & VATAvailabilityETA to UK Addr.
En Primeur£714En Primeur

En Primeur wines can only be offered and purchased In Bond (excl. UK Duty & VAT) whilst the wines are still in barrel. En Primeur wines will be shipped and imported in due course and upon arrival in the UK can either be stored in your Brunswick reserves, delivered to the bonded warehouse of your choosing or delivered directly to you. Should you decide to take delivery of En Primeur wines to a UK address, UK Duty and VAT at the current rates will become payable.

En Primeur wines are maturing in barrel at the producer, and will be available in due course. Our Logistics team will get in touch as soon as the wines become physical with us and will arrange to deliver, store or transfer the wines as per your instructions.

2019 Chateau Montrose 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Estephe 6x75cl

VM98
£720 exc. UK Duty & VAT£883.22 inc. UK Duty & VATDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate
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In Bond£720£883.22Immediate1-2 days

In Bond wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. If In Bond wines are purchased for storage in a bonded warehouses or for export - no UK Duty or VAT will be payable. If In Bond wines are purchased for delivery to a UK address - UK Duty and VAT is required to be paid before the delivery can take place.

Immediate wines are available for immediate delivery, transfer or collection.

2004 Chateau Montrose 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Estephe 12x75cl

JR17.5RP92VM91
£900 exc. UK Duty & VAT£1,118.45 inc. UK Duty & VATDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate
£900

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2022 Chateau Montrose 2eme Cru Classe, Saint-Estephe 6x75cl

VM98
£925 exc. UK Duty & VATDuty Status: En PrimeurAvailability: En Primeur
Duty StatusPrice ex. UK Duty & VATPrice inc. UK Duty & VATAvailabilityETA to UK Addr.
En Primeur£925En Primeur

En Primeur wines can only be offered and purchased In Bond (excl. UK Duty & VAT) whilst the wines are still in barrel. En Primeur wines will be shipped and imported in due course and upon arrival in the UK can either be stored in your Brunswick reserves, delivered to the bonded warehouse of your choosing or delivered directly to you. Should you decide to take delivery of En Primeur wines to a UK address, UK Duty and VAT at the current rates will become payable.

En Primeur wines are maturing in barrel at the producer, and will be available in due course. Our Logistics team will get in touch as soon as the wines become physical with us and will arrange to deliver, store or transfer the wines as per your instructions.