Red

1990 Château Montrose

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Estèphe
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Community Tasting Notes 490

  • Iroi Likes this wine: 100 points

    April 1, 2020 - Also tased with 1989 Montrose, 1995 LLC and 1986 Ducru B. Definitely this 1990 is the champion of the night! Can’t believe how this vintage is still in the red purple color and the tannins is so silky! The forest floor, cigar box, mushroom smell so good! All bottles were decanted in bottle for 30 min.

    1989 montrose is also good, but if we put these two stars together, 1990 is more smooth than 1989. This is what we all agreed with. I think this wine should be enjoyed within 10 years if you have any in your hand. 100 pts.

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  • t-sama Likes this wine: 98 points

    March 22, 2020 - Simply incredible. Consistent with previous tastings, but more mature. Decanted 3 hours. Bought as futures ($21.99 a bottle!) and stored in our 60 degree cellar since delivery. Cork fell apart and was fairly wet. Mild bricking on the edges of the glass.

    I really don't have the vocabulary to describe this wine. Definitely one of the greatest wines I've tasted. It's hard to tell whether it will improve further or last more than another 10 years, but it seemed fully mature. My experiences with 30 year old Medocs clearly are fairly limited.

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  • Nanda wrote: 94 points

    March 11, 2020 - Single Blind 1990 Bordeaux (The Bristol - Chicago, IL): A full nose of ripe plum and black cherry layered with herbs, clay and classic Cab notes. Wow the palate has so much richness and intensity with a bright elegance. Complex array of flavors in the finish. Guessed Haut Brion - oops.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 94 points

    March 11, 2020 - 1990 Bordeaux Dinner (The Bristol - Chicago IL): Single blind at 1990 Bordeaux dinner. Nothing subtle or restrained here, this is rich, dense and meaty, Most were able to correctly identify this as the Montrose give the three remaining wines. Easily showing best tonight of the flight tonight, almost as good as a few better bottles from the recent past.

  • Ara Kafafian Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 19, 2020 - Blind, slight brick rim, still dark colored, superb complex aged Bordeaux perfume, cassis, leather, barn yard, incredibly smooth and a very long finish. Very sweet. A big wine that can still hold 10+ years.

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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

    (Château Montrose) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    11/3/2016 (link)

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

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  • 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
    Hong Kong Killers, 2/5/2010

    (Montrose) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/17/2009 (link)

    (Ch Montrose St-Estèphe Red) 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 John Kapon
    A Mega 1990 Bordeaux Tasting with Clive, 3/21/2005

    (Montrose) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Kapon
    Hanging with Mr. Parker and Mr. Squires in Baltimore and D.C, 2/21/2005

    (Montrose.) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

    (Chateau Montrose Saint Estephe) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/28/2002 (link)

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

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    The 1990 Clarets...To Have and To Hold (Nov 1993), 11/1/1993 (link)

    (Montrose Montrose) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/22/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Château Montrose) Great tart currant, roast beef and horseradish nose; lovely, still youthful, tart cassis, plum palate with firm tannins; medium finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/29/2007 (link) 93 points

    (Château Montrose) Dark garnet red color; truffle, dried cherry and dried mushroom nose; intriguing, plush, tart plum, tar, coffee palate, young yet; long finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/7/2007 (link)

    (Château Montrose) "Great!" (see what I mean about my notes?)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • 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, 3258691277783, 3364420028530, 3419466162523, 616773413604

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 73 (1%)
  • In Cellars 7,520 (73%)
  • Consumed 2,709 (26%)

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Community Recommendations

Agneau rosé, belle pièce de Black Angus, broccoli, Carola potatoes, carrots, Duck breast sous vide, Filet Mignon, green beans & shallots, lamb, Smoked meatloaf

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