Red

1955 Château Montrose

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • tinybubbles wrote: flawed

    February 23, 2017 - From magnum. Intriguing at first with beautiful funk, cardamom and bright savory spice on the nose. But the palate quickly turned to mocha and wet fur.

  • nywine68 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    February 23, 2017 - Really distinctive and intense nose. Some volatile compounds made this a very funky wine. Super concentrated raspberry flavors like an Astralis on steroids. Graphite and big saddle leather flavors. Weird but delicious. Montrose vertical 1895-2000

  • englishman's claret wrote: flawed

    July 15, 2016 - So sad - another one of these that didn't get out of the gate.

  • William Kelley Likes this wine: (98 points)

    July 14, 2016 - The 1955 Montrose is particularly thrilling vintage for lovers of classical claret, with a fragrant and extraordinarily complex bouquet of raspberry, red cherry, cedar, camphor and graphite. On the palate the wine is absolutely singing, with sappy intensity and beautiful focus, with a deep core and long finish. This is a rather more savoury and vertical wine than the ripe, broad 1953; but it’s also more expressive and giving than the austere 1945. Just an immensely pleasurable example of this great vintage.

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  • englishman's claret wrote:

    June 24, 2016 - Despite a high shoulder fill, this was madeirized. So dreadfully sad.

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Epic European Vacation, 9/6/2011

    (Montrose) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/20/2005 (link)

    (Ch Montrose St-Estèphe Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Paris a la Mode with Dr. Desai, 9/19/2005

    (Montrose) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/30/2009 (link) 95 points

    (Château Montrose) Slightly cloudy, bricked, medium raspberry red color; elegant cassis nose with subtle tobacco; tasty, mature cassis, mild tobacco, tart raspberry palate with balance and depth; long finish (begins to fade after 45 minutes in the glass)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1955
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Montrose
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Estèphe

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (3%)
  • In Cellars 19 (53%)
  • Consumed 16 (44%)

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