La Dame de Montrose Saint Estephe 2012
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe|
|Brand||La Dame de Montrose|
Wine AdvocateEarthy and tannic, but concentrated with firm structure, the 2012 La Dame de Montrose has a distinct spicy, earthy character and some tannins to shed, which is unusual for a second wine. It is nicely concentrated with a dense ruby/purple color, and overall it is well-made. Give it several years of bottle age and drink it over the following 15 or more years, as this will be an uncommonly long-lived second wine from this famous Médoc château.
Wine SpectatorFeatures a high-pitched lilac note, with damson plum and cherry fruit, backed by a sleek iron edge. Fresh, but lacks range and is pinched by a light chalky twinge at the very end. Drink now through 2017. 10,166 cases made.