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Lot 304

Montrose
St Estèphe, 1995
3 (1 x 3) 750ml
Montrose has producing one of the best wines in all of Bordeaux for centuries. Montrose was actually part of the large Calon Segur estate, but was separated due to its unique, hillside, gravelly terroir.By 1815, Chateau Montrose was on its way to being one of the top vineyards Saint Estephe. A wine that demands time in the cellar due to its classic styling and powerful structure.  

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Tasted at the vertical in London, I had never really warmed to the 1995 Montrose despite tasting its many times. However, this bottle seemed closed to Robert Parker's remarks from 2014. It is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot that was harvested from 13 to 26 September. The bouquet is less vigorous and more approachable than the 1996 Montrose, initially quite taciturn, but gaining vigor with time and offering blackberry, briary and undergrowth scents, later just a touch of bay leaf and sandalwood. The palate is driven by the higher Merlot content, rendering this a relatively plush and comely Saint Estèphe, well balanced with very good depth, perhaps a Montrose for those with a penchant for headier and opulent styles of wine. Whilst the 1996 has the class and sophistication, the greatest virtue of the 1995 is the most fundamental: enjoyment. - Neal Martin eRobertParker.com 92/100 (2017)


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Estimate: R 9 000 - 12 000 

Sold for R 11 000
Which is R 12 518 incl Buyer's Premium and VAT


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