Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.31573 ratings
9.3383 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Stephen Solaka

Firing from the 375ml

Firing from the 375ml

Oct 13th, 2017
Christine Havens

Beautifully evolved nose of leather, mulberry, brambly red berries, clove and dried mint. Medium-bodied with a regal countenance—there is still tons of structure, with mouth-coating fine grain tannin in abundance. Truly, this wine could go on and on and on in the cellar. The 1989 Château Montrose is not terribly fruit-driven, rather it's interior space is occupied by notes of dusty, clayey soil, cedar, black tea and spice. That wonderful impression of clove is on the finish, too.

Beautifully evolved nose of leather, mulberry, brambly red berries, clove and dried mint. Medium-bodied with a regal countenance—there is still tons of structure, with mouth-coating fine grain tannin in abundance. Truly, this wine could go on and on and on in the cellar. The 1989 Château Montrose is not terribly fruit-driven, rather it's interior space is occupied by notes of dusty, clayey soil, cedar, black tea and spice. That wonderful impression of clove is on the finish, too.

7 people found it helpfulOct 28th, 2014
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.8

Full Monty

Full Monty

4 people found it helpfulMay 26th, 2014
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

10

1978 is impressive

1978 is impressive

3 people found it helpfulJun 19th, 2014
Yianni Stoner

Dark carob pencil lead. Lean sugars but opulent glycerol. Bright acidity. Dusty tannin.

Dark carob pencil lead. Lean sugars but opulent glycerol. Bright acidity. Dusty tannin.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2016
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.6

One of several bottles this was the best. Pure cassis and smoke.

One of several bottles this was the best. Pure cassis and smoke.

2 people found it helpfulDec 29th, 2015
Veronica Castro

So beautiful, fresh, and vivid. Cherry, tobacco, some leathery notes, and English Breakfast Tea. Medium-bodied. Clear, dark ruby. Gorgeous wine.

So beautiful, fresh, and vivid. Cherry, tobacco, some leathery notes, and English Breakfast Tea. Medium-bodied. Clear, dark ruby. Gorgeous wine.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2017
elaine pp

160128 @ Dining tent w/ stephanie

160128 @ Dining tent w/ stephanie

1 person found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2016
Cory Fierro

1990 vintage.

Gifted a taste from a guest who brought this in and it was superb. Red berries, dusty old boxes, earth, florals, this wine had a box for every note and you could check off every one of them. It was superior in terms of fine tannins and silken texture and was just amazing.

1990 vintage.

Gifted a taste from a guest who brought this in and it was superb. Red berries, dusty old boxes, earth, florals, this wine had a box for every note and you could check off every one of them. It was superior in terms of fine tannins and silken texture and was just amazing.

1 person found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2016
Thomas Jensen

An overlooked vintage, following the blockbuster 1990, but this is awesome. For the price it's actually ridiculous.

An overlooked vintage, following the blockbuster 1990, but this is awesome. For the price it's actually ridiculous.

1 person found it helpfulOct 2nd, 2015