CHATEAU MONTROSE 2010 COLLECTION (12 hfbts, 12 bts, 3 mags, 1 d.mag, 1 jero,1 imperial, 1 salmanazar, 1 balthazar, 1 nebuchadnezzar, 1 melchior)
CHATEAU MONTROSE 2010
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Complete Collection Of All Bottle Sizes From Mestrezat Grands Crus
Chateau Montrose 2010
St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe
All large formats from 9L to 18L have plain wax capsules, including one very slightly cracked at top with old signs of seepage (15L)
53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot (high for Montrose), 9% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. 65% of production went into the Grand Vin. 45 hl/ha made. In 2014, a mega-spicy, classy nose. A really luscious, berryish sensation on the palate. So utterly Montrose. Will go the distance. Lovely "salty" finish, so reminiscent of place. Serena Sutcliffe, MW
Lot 301 ♦ 12 hfbts, 12 bts, 3 mags, 1 d.mag - 3 litre, 1 jero - 5 litre,
1 imperial - 6 litre, 1 salmanazar - 9 litre, 1 balthazar - 12 litre,
1 nebuchadnezzar - 15 litre, 1 melchior - 18 litre (10 owc)
per lot: GBP 30000-40000
per lot: USD 41500-55500
per lot: EUR 35000-45000
Mestrezat Grands Crus is a leading Bordeaux negociant that was founded in 1815 by Domeine-Guillaume Mestrezat, who was the Consul of Switzerland in Bordeaux. Mestrezat flourished through several generations and owned two classified growths, Chateau Rayne-Vigneau and Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse for a few decades. Over the course of its history, Mestrezat Grands Crus has established itself as one of the leading wine merchants of Bordeaux, concentrating on its finest wines.
Owing to its close ties with top-tier chateaux, Mestrezat has amassed an impressive offering of large, rare format bottles which Sotheby's Wine is delighted to offer as a series of collections in our 2018 auctions in London, Hong Kong and New York.
Mestrezat always places the utmost importance on ensuring provenance and preservation of all their wines. As such, these bottles have come directly from the cellars of each chateau and have been stored in perfect conditions in Mestrezat's cellars, until being shipped to Sotheby's warehouse.
In the two great vertical tastings of Montrose that I have done, it is immediately obvious that it is one of the most exciting and long-lived wines in the whole of Bordeaux. There is an inimitable flavour of the ocean in the wines, minerally and even "salty". The texture is dense and tight-knit, with great complexity of taste. Serena Sutcliffe, MW
LYING IN OCTAVIAN, WILTSHIRE
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