Chateau Montrose slightly bin soiled label 1989
|Region||Bordeaux, St. Estephe|
|Label||Slightly Bin stained, slightly damaged|
An outstanding Montrose, the 1989 is one of the vintage's stars. It possesses an opaque dark ruby/purple color, a sweet nose of minerals, black fruits, cedar, and wood, dense, medium to full-bodied, highly extracted flavors, low acidity, and moderate tannin in the long finish. While it appears to be closing down far more quickly than the legendary 1990, it has layers of sweet fruit as well as an elevated level of glycerin. Give it 5-7 years of cellaring, and drink it over the subsequent 2-3 decades.
Winespectator / James Suckling (97)
This is phenomenal and I continue to believe that it is superior to the 1990. Fabulous aromas of roasted fruit, blackberry, tobacco, chocolate and toasted oak. Full and velvety and very, very fresh. Powerful and fabulously structured. This will age for years.--Non-blind ChÃ¢teau Montrose vertical. Drink now. 22,000 cases made.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 19/20 points.