Peter Maude Fine Wines

2022, Dame de Montrose, SAINT-ESTÈPHE

$66 ex. GST
$75.90 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $87.75

Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc (1%)

A second wine that would embarrass numerous classified growths, the 2022 La Dame de Montrose unfurls in the glass with aromas of blackberries, violets, rose petals, charcoal and loamy soil, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered and fleshy palate of striking concentration, energy and dimension. Seamless and complete. 92-94 William Kelley, Wine Advocate.

High toned and chewy at the same time, the bright, super fresh and delineated fruit has bite to it, crystalline edges but the tannins have a sense of fleshy texture giving bounce. The tannins subside pretty quickly leaving a clean, clear and fresh expression with plum, black cherry and flinty, herbal and spiced touches. Has a sense of fun, I like the Merlot aspects with appealing weight and terroir nuances. Elegant and pure with no harshness, a big wine with a soft touch. 92 Georgina Hindle, Decanter.

The 2022 La Dame de Montrose represents 43% of production this year and comes from Terrace 3 glacial deposits (the Grand Vin is on Terrace 4 that has more clay). It has a clean and pure bouquet with wild strawberry, boysenberry and light marmalade notes percolating through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a succulent entry, fine depth, slightly powdery texture. There is much more grip on the finish compared to the 2021 last year. Excellent.  91-93 Neal Martin, Vinous.

Wonderful freshness and brightness to this with currants and red berries, as well as chocolate and hints of coffee. Full and layered with round tannins and a fresh and vivid finish. It has lots of length for being mostly merlot. From organically grown grapes. 94-95 James Suckling.

Drinking Window: 2026 - 2040

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