The world’s top 10 most powerful fine wines

4th February, 2013 by Patrick Schmitt

5. Château Montrose

Rank in 2011: 20
Total score: 159
Liv-ex trade: 2.69%
Critics’ score: 95.1
Average price: £1,050 (9l case)
Price change: 8.36%
Production: 16,667 cases
Weighted production: £17,507,017

Montrose_Label_1996Montrose’s leap into the top ten most powerful fine wine brands is testament to the market’s search for value.

Like Pontet-Canet, Montrose is one of the highest scoring and cheapest wines among Bordeaux’s classed growths, and proves that the fine wine collector is looking for plenty of bang for their buck while times are tough.

Interestingly, the deuxième cru classé was not on Parker’s list of wines making first growth quality wine during his Magical 20 presentation in Hong Kong, but the château was awarded a perfect score by Parker for its 2009 vintage.

“Montrose and Pontet-Canet are solid drinking wines – they are affordable and high quality, and now have 100-point scores in 2009, which has a massive impact,” explains Justin Gibbs at Liv-ex.

A few facts:

  • Montrose is a second growth château in Saint-Estèphe.
  • Jean-Louis Charmolue sold Montrose in 2006 to Martin and Olivier Bouygues, owner of the construction firm Bouygues.
  • It is located on a gravel knoll just 800 metres from the Gironde estuary.

One Response to “The world’s top 10 most powerful fine wines”

  1. Ed Masciana says:

    This is just the kind of bulls**t that keeps people from getting into wine because it is sooooooooo full of itself. It has nothing to do with “real” wine. This is total media driven drivel.

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