1955 Château Montrose

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • 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!

  • Anonymous wrote:

    January 1, 2013 - Pity this was an off bottle; in the bouquet only acidic impressions, on the palate almost aceto balsamico. No score.

  • G Kapoor wrote:

    June 21, 2012 - This wine grabbed you from the get go and did not let up. I have enjoyed some older montrose such as 66, 70, 75, but this was just on another level.......and then some. The color was extremely rich for a 57 year old wine. We all thought it resembled a wine from the early 80's. Nose was typical Bordeaux with elegance (something I don't ever associate with montrose) and symmetry to behold. Every aroma, flavor, nunance was in perfect balance providing pleasure individually and in aggregate. Hot bricks, leather, cherry, strawberry, dried leaves, cedar are some of depiction I can recall. Over the 3.5 hour course of our dinner, this wine delivered the fireworks. To our amazement, practically no sediment from this bottle.

  • Longboarder wrote: (99 points)

    June 19, 2012 - Fill was at the base of the neck. Popped and poured. Dark garnet color with only minimal bricking at the rim. Classic St. Estephe nose of cedar, spice, and a hint of tobacco. Very expressive from the get-go. There was plenty of fruit left on the palate with currant predominant. Silky tannins remained to enhance the mouthfeel but oh what a finish. Long and persistant that left a smile on everyone's face. I have tasted the '59, '89. and '90 and this bottle was the best Montrose I have ever tasted. I had another bottle of the '55 approx. 2 years ago. Although that bottle was good, it paled in comparison to this one. One of the best Bdx I have tasted.

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Vintage Tastings

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

    (Montrose) Subscribe to see review text.

  • 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.

  • 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 (4%)
  • In Cellars 15 (65%)
  • Consumed 7 (30%)

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