(2011 Vintage) Made to the same rigorous standards as the first wine, from grapes grown in the same vineyard, La Dame de Montrose is the estate’s second label. Supple and silky Merlot generally predominates in the varietal mix. Its very pronounced red fruit aromas and flavours reflect another expression of the terroir in a distinctive style which is less elaborately complex than that of the first wine.
Wine & Spirits(2000 Vintage) Very dark ruby in the glass, almost blackish, with a narrow ruby rim. Syrupy legs, slow, and stained with purple tint. Pronounced aromatics - blackberry, cedar, plum compote, cloves, cardamon - some wafts of alcohol - showing big fruit. Also, an earthy, mushroom component, subtle, layering the nose with intriguing organics beneath the heavy fruit. The palate has a chewy texture, almost jammy, with dense fruitcake flavors, but the woodsy, cedar spice and firm structure prevent the fruit from seeming overly ripe. The tannins are still strong, but not overbearing - although delicious now, I may keep mine in the cellar for another five years, giving the massive fruit and tannins time to integrate.
Wine Spectator(1996 Vintage)