“The 2017 La Dame de Montrose has come together well during its élevage, but it remains a bit burly in feel and in need of more time in bottle to soften some of the edges. Sweet tobacco, cedar, grilled herbs, chocolate, menthol and licorice add pretty savory and earthy top notes. I would give the 2017 another few years in bottle. It finishes with terrific depth, in the understated style of the year.“
91/100 - Antonio Galloni, Vinous
"The 2017 La Dame de Montrose is a blend of 49% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, aged in 30% new and 70% one-year old barrels for 12 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with warm red currants, black cherries and black raspberry scents, followed by earthy/underbrush notions plus hints of violets, dark chocolate and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied and firm, with loads of mouth-coating juicy fruit, it has a velvety texture and long, mineral-laced finish. It should be approachable pretty much from the get-go, although don't let its precociousness make you underestimate its aging potential. Nicely done!"
92/100 - The Wine Advocate