Montrose Bicentenary Case 2014, 2015, 2016 (2.0Lx3)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
To celebrate the 200-year anniversary of Château Montrose, the Bouygues family released an exceptional, custom-designed case in a limited edition of 200. It includes three numbered bottles in a unique 2 Liter format:
2014 Montrose (97 Points), 2016 Montrose (100 Points) and 2015 Montrose (98 Points), the bicentenary vintage .
Owners of this case will also enjoy a unique evening at the property including a tour, dinner, and overnight stay for 4 people.
The three selected vintages stand among the property’s “Great Classics”, with immense ageing potential. Crafted by hand, the prestigious case is like a “cabinet of curiosities”: it offers many opportunities to share moments of conviviality around tastings, reading and games. Learn More >
The famous St Estephe 2nd Growth consistently produces one of the wines of any given vintage and when hitting top form, it has been known to even outperform the First Growths.
This is an extremely limited opportunity to own one of the most unique cases of wine in the world and experience a very special visit to the Chateau.
$14,750* per Case + Chateau Visit for 4
(Case No. 1 of 200 sold at auction for $28,680)
*If delivered in the US before import tariffs are lifted, an additional tariff charge of $3,180 will be due. Free storage in our temperature-controlled warehouse in Bordeaux or the USA is available upon request pending the lifting of tariffs.
Additional info on the contents of the case:
Inside the lid, a booklet (in French or English): presentation of the Bicentenary project and vintages
In the upper part of the case:
- 1 BOTTLE COMPARTMENT intended to house the 3 bottles of 200 cl of the 3 vintages 2014/2015/2016 (the bottles are packaged in a special case)
In the lower part of the case:
- 1 CIGAR HUMIDOR containing a book on the history of Montrose (in 2 volumes) - the humidifier and hygrometer are available in the games insert
In the side compartments of the case:
- The key to the case and its tassel
- A USB key and its tassel - 4 videos: film presenting Château Montrose and film presenting the case (3 versions: French - English - without text)
Separately from the case (to be positioned in place of the bottle insert)
1 GAMES COMPARTMENT containing a series of board games
o 2 decks of 52 cards
o 2 sets of dice: 5 Yahtzee dice - 5 Poker dice
o 1 set of dominoes: 28 tiles in two-tone acetate
o 1 Backgammon set: top-stitched velours leather mat – leather dice cups – set of 4 dice in mother-of-pearl acetate + doubling cube – 30 checkers (15 white – 15 brown) in mother-of-pearl acetate – storage bags
o 150 clay casino chips - 6 sets of 25 - values 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000.
o 1 humidifier and 1 hygrometer (for the cigar humidor)
The dinner will be hosted by Hervé Berland (CEO) or Lorraine Watrin (Sales Director).
Critic Reviews of the 3 wines:
2016 - 100 Points
Unquestionably one of the top 2-3 wines of the vintage, the 2016 Château Montrose is a monument in the making. Checking in as a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Franc raised in 60% new French oak (the balance was in once-used barrels) and representing a tiny 36% of the production, this deep purple-colored 2016 possesses powerful, incredibly classic Saint-Estephe notes of creme de cassis, graphite, damp earth, lead pencil shavings, and burning embers. With a powerful, full-bodied style on the palate, a huge mid-palate, lots of underlying structure and tannic grip, and perfect balance, this magical wine will need upwards of a decade or cellaring and keep for 40-50 years. - Jeb Dunnuck
(100 JD / 99 WA / 99 VM / 98 JS / 97 DE)
2015 - 98 Points
Intensity and clarity of fruit is so insane. Blackberries, spices such as cloves, blueberries, sandalwood and dried lavender. Full body and such a beautiful, dense center palate with perfectly polished tannins. Extremely long and beautiful. One of the best young Montroses in a long, long time. Drink in 2024. - James Suckling
(98 JS / 96 WE / 95 WA / 95 VM / 95 JD)
2014 - 97 Points
The 2014 Montrose is without question one of the standout wines of the vintage. Black cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and lavender are some of the many aromas and flavors that open up in the glass. But the 2014 is a much deeper wine than just a bunch of descriptors can conjure. In 2014, Montrose is a wine of exceptional finesse and polish. The late-ripening vintage allowed for perfect maturation of the tannins and resulted in a silky wine that exudes class and pedigree. The 2014 is not an obvious or bombastic Montrose, but rather a wine of sublime enchantment. Don’t miss it! - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
(97 VM / 97 JS / 97 WE / 96 WA / 95 WS / 95 JD / 95 DE)