1990 Château Montrose

Community Tasting Note


97 Points

Sunday, February 3, 2013 - Opened as backup for Clinet 1989 which seemed spoiled when opened, but recuperated rather well. Well stored bottle, into neck, intense ruby color, showing no age in the color, but some on the rim. Even without sniffing close, the huge brett almost filled the entire room. Even after two hours, strong barnyard nose; with hay and underwood. Below, the power of this monumental wine started to develop. Still very much in its child phase; dark fruit, cassis, tobacco, cedar wood, spicy notes. Hot, rich, dense, concentrated on the palate, with massive layers of black fruit, followed by a truckload of (softening) tannins. My experienced tasting buddy thought it was 2003... This bottle was obviously not fully ready yet.

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