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Chateau Montrose sits on 95 hectares of gravel and black sand with a subsoil of clay and marl. A short ways away lies the Gironde estuary which helps stabilize the climate. Sloping vineyards are planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. While older vintages were characterized for their harsh tannins, today's tannins are more supple than ever before. However, this rather muscular, densely packed wine drinks best after at least 10 years in the cellar. In addition to the eponymous Grand Vin, the second wine of the chateau is La Dame de Montrose.