La Dame De Montrose
Drink: 2019 – 2032
Price: $31.01 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
The 2014 La Dame de Montrose lagged a long way behind the superlative Grand Vin at primeur, but has since made up some ground. Now in bottle, it has a nicely poised bouquet with red cherries, bilberry and crushed violets. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, tightly wound and linear, a conservative La Dame de Montrose that I suspect will age better than I originally thought.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 93
A gorgeous second wine, the 2014 La Dame de Montrose is soft, open-knit and very pretty. Bright floral notes add lift and a measure of elegance to the dark-fleshed fruit. Medium in body, with good depth and fine overall balance, the 2014 is just about as good as it gets for a second wine. I won’t be surprised if it is still delicious at age 20, although I think its best drinking will take place earlier than that.
– Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, Score: 92+
What a nose for a second wine! Lovely cassis and delicately leafy/earthy aromas. Its a rare beast: a really mineral red Bordeaux. This has excellent balance of ripeness and fresh dry tannins and acidity. Long, clean finish.
– James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 93
Offers a brisk, racy feel, with red currant, damson plum and Campari notes coursing through, carried by a bright iron spine through the savory-flecked finish. Very pure and firmly grounded in terroir. Best from 2018 through 2026.
– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 90