Red

1955 Château Montrose

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • 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.

  • rnellans wrote: (95 points)

    May 4, 2014 - From a cold cellar bought on release. Very dark with some browning. Floral, tobacco, dark fruits on the nose. Very good structure and balance. Believe it or not, there are still some tannins that need to be resolved and the wine needs more time. Good fruit. Excellent and should get better. 95

  • jlgnml Likes this wine: (98 points)

    June 1, 2013 - Dinner at home with friends (Our home Northfield IL): Absolutly wonderful, deep garnet color, super intense nose, went on in the glass and developed wonderfully, a classic and still has time!

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Vintage Tastings

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

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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

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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

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  • Pending Delivery 1 (3%)
  • In Cellars 22 (69%)
  • Consumed 9 (28%)

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