Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Estephe, Bordeaux, France
One of the legendary "shadow estates" of Bordeaux, Montrose lies a mere mile north of Château Lafite Rothschild and shares many of its qualities understated prowess and earthy character that require lengthy aging in the cellar to harmonize. It has enjoyed a remarkable renaissance for the past dozen years after a wealthy family acquired it. They invested lavishly in a high caliber management team and extensive renovations of the facilities. The 2005 vintage put them on the radar of the elite wine world. The powerful expressiveness of the black fruit aromas coupled with the classic mineral laden earthiness make it an ideal candidate for hearty steaks or roast ranging from beef to venison as well as hearty to spicy sausages. Please decant for 2+ hours before serving. Best 2017 – 2030+.