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  • By John Kapon
    Northern Lights, 1/30/2011 91 points

    (Montrose) The last wine of this flight was supposed to be from 1888, but instead became a 1982 Montrose when the 1888 was no good. It showed a bit metallically at first with some cherry behind it. The palate was much better, showing a Rhonish pepper edge. The nose got creamier, and the palate was light, pleasant and easy with carob and slate flavors, and a touch of red fruits. After the ’82 Montrose, a streak of my scores coinciding with the group’s average ended after four in a row

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/20/2007, (See more on 93 points

    (Château Montrose) Red, red-orange color with pale meniscus; leather and tobacco nose; tangy, leather, black fruit and balsamic palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    1982 Bordeaux Retrospective at Age 25, 5/20/2007 93 points

    (Montrose) The 1982 Montrose was extremely peanutty, also possessing ‘sesame,’ as Ray pointed out. It was aggressive in those regards, but I didn’t mind it. It had nice t ‘n a, and a little bull and its blood, too. There were more olive flavors in the mouth, a bit of brick and game, and a touch of that cardboard but excellent length. Australian John summed up the Montrose emphatically, calling it ‘a real prizefighter of a wine that will never give up. It will be there forever.’ Its spiny, alcoholic finish certainly said so
  • By John Kapon
    Paris a la Mode with Dr. Desai, 9/19/2005 93+ points

    (Montrose) had a very spiny nose in a pungent and alcoholic way. Aromas of anise and indoor cleaner dominated with some plum, fig and raisin underneath. There was a lot of cedar in the nose as well. The palate was long, sturdy and spiny, possessing lots of vigor, although it was definitely lopsided towards its dusty back end. The wine started to get a little sappier in the glass and come out of its shell, and flavors of green olives emerged. I asked Steve about his preference between the 1986 and 1982, a question that will constantly be repeated for years to come, and he said that he loved the 1986 and found it typical, but that one had to know with whom one was drinking to have that wine, that it was a claret lover's wine, and that the 1982 was 'more exotic and universal.' James found the 1982 'ever changing' and admired its 'strength and clarity,' adding he could drink it 'all night long.' For me, it was a statistical dead heat, although the finish of the 1982 showed more potential, I will admit

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