Jane Anson's top six Chateau Montrose wines
La Dame de Montrose 2010 2L
A vintage where you can explore second wines with great confidence. An excellent wine, with a real signature of its big brother, with dark brambly fruits and tight tannins, barely unfurling, it grips the side of your mouth, and needs a good hour or so in a carafe if you are going to drink it in the next few years. I tried the third wine from 2010 also, Le St-Estèphe de Montrose, and while it captures the intense spice of La Dame, it lacks its length and roundness.
Price: £58(ib)-£85 Bordeaux Index, Coe Vintners, Farr Vintners, Fine & Rare, Goedhuis, Nicholls & Perks, Millésima, R&B, Selfridges, Tanners,