Red

1989 Château Montrose

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
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Community Tasting Notes 439

  • Paul S wrote: 94 points

    February 1, 2020 - Lo Hei at Yan + late night at M&M's (Yan, National Gallery, Singapore): Superb. One year down the road, this was a much stronger bottle. The nose was Montrose at its best, with wafts of damp earth, sweet cassis and pencil lead, wreathed in rings of fragrant tobacco smoke. The palate was beautifully. Velvet tannins, juicy acidity, with lovely, transparent flavours of cassis and dark berries, then earth, spice and graphite, trailing away into a beautifully long, accurately detailed finish. Just a touch of drying tannins at the very end marked it a bit. Otherwise, this was a wonderfully complete, beautifully integrated wine. This was drinking at a delicious peak.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Ericsson wrote: 96 points

    December 26, 2019 - Bouteille achetée en primeur.
    Bouteille et bouchon parfaits, in the neck.
    Ouvert 90 minutes avant consommation.
    Grenat foncé, bord du disque légèrement plus clair.
    Thé noir, écurie, fumée, parfumé, anis, cassis et prune sur la fin!
    Equilibré, complexe, fin, longueur, douceur.
    Très peu de dépôt.
    Superbe vin, bien en place, à boire selon mon goût mais tiendra encore de longues années.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • djhammond Likes this wine: 98 points

    November 30, 2019 - This is drinking perfectly now, but contrary to some other reviews I feel this really does need at least 3 hours in the decanter, and ideally time in the glass to really come alive. This is a powerhouse of left bank Bordeaux, and embodies everything of a top notch mature wine. The nose is deep and lingering with old leather, blackcurrant and plum. The palate displays full secondary and tertiary characteristics, with an exceptional depth and perfect balance and acidity. Likewise the finish is outstanding and pushes 60 seconds. This is at its optimum level, but has a structure to stay here for the next couple of decades, and after the Lynch Bages is probably the wine of the vintage.

    1 person found this helpful
  • Collector1855 wrote: 98 points

    November 24, 2019 - Bordeaux 1989 - 30years on in large formats (Luzern): This wine had real power and spice, damp forest floor, wood spices intermixed with a meaty side. Very good freshness as well. A great Montrose only slightly outshined by the Haut Brion.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Mchiarot Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 5, 2019 - Lovely, sophisticated wine with tertiary flavours, well integrated tannins, and medium to medium long finish. this is peaking or just peaked, still in a great drinking window but no sense to hold further in MHO

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Nines (Sep 2019), 9/1/2019 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2019, Issue #80, Another Look At the 1989 and 1990 Bordeaux - Twin Vintages Have Taken Different Paths With Age

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2012, Issue #40, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report

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  • By John Kapon
    '24' in Bordeaux, 1/31/2010

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

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

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2010 (link) 18+ points

    (Chateau Montrose (St Estèphe)) Not a vintage of Montrose that I have tasted before. Although this doesn't seem very expressive at first it does soon open up to reveal some very typical but still remarkably tight and youthful, claretty fruit. Incredibly this just doesn't come across as anywhere near ready yet. Nice substance on the palate, quite old school, dry and upright but without any sense of austerity. Well judged fruit here, neither austere nor too sweet. Fine acids here too. This will give a lot of pleasure but for my palate it will benefit from a lot more time in the cellar yet. The longevity of Montrose shouldn't come as a surprise but this impressive showing is still rather unexpected.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/19/2009 (link) 92 points

    (Château Montrose) Very dark red violet color; mature, mushroom nose; tasty, tart berry, cassis and mineral palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Montrose
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Estèphe
  • UPC Codes 0400006550354, 087000327122, 3258691277783

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  • Pending Delivery 30 (0%)
  • In Cellars 5,316 (72%)
  • Consumed 2,027 (27%)

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Beef, Gigot à dix heures and roast vegetables, Grilled lamb loin chops, Lean Steaks, our roasted beans& potatoes, Rack of Lamb., Ribs, Roast Chicken, Seared Foie Gras, Steak

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