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1959 Chateau Montrose, Saint-Estephe, France

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Second Growth. Deuxieme Grand Cru Classe in 1855. Ownership : : Martin et Olivier Bouygues

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $1,267

Search Rank 17 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 17th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 18th

Score: 96. When to drink: 1994 to 2024
The Wine-Searcher score of 96/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
93/100 (18 notes from 13 users )    
19.5/20   2000 to 2015
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Grape Variety: Bordeaux Blend Red

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape-variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com). Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Saint-Estephe wine region

    Saint-Estephe is one of the many famous wine-growing areas of Bordeaux and gives its name to the red wine appellation AOC Saint-Estephe. Situated at the northern end of the Haut-Medoc region on the gravelly western shores of the Gironde estuary, Saint-Estephe is separated from its famous neighbor, Pauillac, only by a stream, yet there are significant differences between them.

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  • Haut-Medoc wine region

    Haut-Medoc is the large southern section of the greater Medoc district of Bordeaux in south-western France and also the name of the appellation that covers the vineyards here. It accounts for two-thirds of the Medoc peninsula and produces more fine wine per acre than almost anywhere else in the world.

    The Haut-Medoc is home to the 'famous four' Bordeaux appellatio ... more

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