Red

1989 Château Montrose

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
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Community Tasting Notes 421

  • AllRed wrote: 94 points

    July 14, 2019 - Double blind. Garnet color with a bit of bricking. Gorgeous bouquet of tobacco, currants, iodine and tea leaf. Flavors of black currant, cherry and dark fruit, turning just slightly austere in the finish. Develops a subtle brett undertone as it sits, and the fruit shows a bit more ripeness, more plum than currant, fleshing out a bit on the finish and no longer austere.

    My #1, Domino's #2
    Group #1, 30 pts

  • signotim Likes this wine: 97 points

    June 5, 2019 - The nose on this is beautiful. Damp forest, underbrush, cedar wood, herbal notes, and dried red fruit. It's light and bright on the palate with a silky texture, savory red fruit, more herbal notes, fresh acid, and a great finish. A special wine experience, and this has years to go. But man, it is great now!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Euoinos Likes this wine: 97 points

    May 31, 2019 - Very good. Fantastic bouquet with red berries, leather and tobacco. Rounded tannins with elegant fruit. Reached its prime after 3h of air. Double decanted. Will evolve for at least a decade more!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Eric Likes this wine: 97 points

    May 15, 2019 - THIS is why we drink Bordeaux. It doesn't get much better. After one hour decanting the nose was exploding with tobacco, mint and spicy leaf aromas. The palate is dark, brooding, still structured, but quite deep and generous. With a nicely cooked steak, it is hard to imagine a more enjoyable wine. This was an apex example of Montrose and St. Estephe. Very sad this was my last bottle. :-(

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • pwbest Likes this wine: 96 points

    May 15, 2019 - Gorgeous! Rich sweet, fruit still good...even great!
    Lovely taut attack. Amazingly long finish.... just keeps going, layer after layer. All BlackBerry fruit. Oak still present. Beginning to dry after time in glass. Med everything.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2019, Issue #80, 3/1/2019

    (Château Montrose) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/25/2014 (link)

    (Ch Montrose St-Estèphe Red) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

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

    (Château Montrose) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

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

    (Montrose) Subscribe to see review text.

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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

    (Montrose) Subscribe to see review text.

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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (0%)
  • In Cellars 5,132 (73%)
  • Consumed 1,891 (27%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef, Gigot à dix heures and roast vegetables, Lean Steaks, Rack of lamb, Rack of Lamb., Ribs, Roast Chicken, Seared Foie Gras, Steak

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