Ch Montrose – power, polish, purity and precision

Montrose team

We continue James's series of vertical tastings of significant Bordeaux châteaux. See this guide to the series so far. Pierre Graffeuille is seen on the left with Vincent Decup.

The acquisition of Château Montrose by Martin and Olivier Bouygues in 2006 catapulted the St-Estèphe second growth into a new era. If the last years of the previous regime, the Charmolüe family, had been slow-moving, the Bouygues arrived with the ambition and energy to shake things up in a major way and over a relatively short time. A project for renovation and modernisation with a distinct environmental flavour was the game...