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Chateau Montrose, Saint Estephe 2011

Main characteristics of the vintage
Snow, drought, heat waves, hail... the weather did not spare the Médoc vineyards for 2011! This year more than ever, the vintners got closer to their environment which forced them to adapt their techniques specifically to the weather conditions.
In the vineyard, the work was difficult and intense; repeated efforts and full attention were required for the grapes to ripe. In the cellar, the vinification of each vat was carefully monitored and controlled to extract accurate and silky tannins.
Balance, freshness, and fine aromas were qualities we sought for precisely along with well defined yet supple tannins, all to reveal the best of the wonderful terroir, Chateau Montrose’s.

Period of Harvest
September 2nd – September 27th

Blend
Cabernet-Sauvignon: 63 %, Merlot: 22 %, Cabernet franc: 12%, Petit Verdot: 3 %

Tasting notes
A fine and elegant robe, with beautiful intense and dark garnet
The nose, powerful and harmonious, is pleasantly woody. Aerated, it reveals lightly toasted aromas, followed with hints of ripe fruits and liquorice.
The palate is full and soft with tight tannins and a light sweetness.
The after-taste is long and harmonious