Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend

9.4125 ratings
9.337 pro ratings
St. Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Nick Apone

1989

1989

Oct 4th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

In a weird coincidence both my brother and I brought this to a blind-tasting.
Mine = corked 😥
His = stunning and worth the praise!!

In a weird coincidence both my brother and I brought this to a blind-tasting.
Mine = corked 😥
His = stunning and worth the praise!!

Dec 29th, 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
Bill Bender

Fully mature and totally in the pocket. Slight bricking in the glass and cloves jump out and grab you. Deep red fruit, dusty tannins, pencil shavings. The fruit takes a backseat to the tertiary characteristics but it's a fun study. From April in FLA.

Fully mature and totally in the pocket. Slight bricking in the glass and cloves jump out and grab you. Deep red fruit, dusty tannins, pencil shavings. The fruit takes a backseat to the tertiary characteristics but it's a fun study. From April in FLA.

May 28th, 2017
David L

89' Perfect! Close to.. Decant for an hour or two. One of the best wines... ever!! First glass was a 9.3. Last glass was WOTN ?

89' Perfect! Close to.. Decant for an hour or two. One of the best wines... ever!! First glass was a 9.3. Last glass was WOTN ?

Apr 29th, 2017
Craig Haserot

Founder and Proprietor Sojourn Cellars

9.2

This one needs a ridiculous amount of time, it is almost primary for a 1989. See you in 25 years

This one needs a ridiculous amount of time, it is almost primary for a 1989. See you in 25 years

Dec 19th, 2016
Martin G Rivard

My buddy Jason Chang is going to be a little upset that we are drinking an 89 tonight.
This one's for Flora's B-Day year Bud!! 😍😜😍

My buddy Jason Chang is going to be a little upset that we are drinking an 89 tonight.
This one's for Flora's B-Day year Bud!! 😍😜😍

Jan 31st, 2016
Peter Mansell

Full bodied, well structured. Excellent

Full bodied, well structured. Excellent

Dec 27th, 2015
Greg Gregory

Wow! Just beautiful and still a baby. Not nearly the "horse sweat" brett you get from the 1990.

Wow! Just beautiful and still a baby. Not nearly the "horse sweat" brett you get from the 1990.

May 19th, 2015
Max Tierno

So nice. Was disappointed with birth year cdp but Montrose not even close. Called it high quality Napa cab but so much better. Ripe red and black fruits with so many florals true mind fuck. Birth year cab here we go.

So nice. Was disappointed with birth year cdp but Montrose not even close. Called it high quality Napa cab but so much better. Ripe red and black fruits with so many florals true mind fuck. Birth year cab here we go.

Apr 10th, 2015