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Montrose 1985

Chateau Montrose

32 years

A surpisingly light, innocuous style of Montrose, the 1985 exhibits a medium ruby color, followed by pleasant but washed-out aromas of sweet red currants, earth, and herbs. This medium-bodied wine displays some charm and sweet fruit on the attack, but it narrows out in the mid-palate and finish. There is also angular tannin and herbaceousness in the after-taste. While it is an above average, good wine, in terms of Montrose, it is disappointing. Anticipated maturity: Now-2005. Last tasted 10/97 *** The 1985 Montrose has an elevated amount of Merlot (40%), and therefore tastes surprisingly soft, elegant, and ready to drink. It is a far cry from the behemoth wines fashioned at this estate in the fifties and sixties, and continues the lighter, commercial style that this estate began to develop in the late seventies. Anticipated maturity: Now-2000. Last tasted, 1/93.

85 Robert Parker score

€ 1,600
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Last Update October 2015

Chateau Montrose

Chateau Montrose is an exceptional wine producing estate in the Saint Estephe appellation in Bordeaux, France. As laid out by the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, Chateau Montrose holds the rank of Second Growth – along with 14 other top wines.

Chateau Montrose is in one the most northern communes in Medoc, and covers around 68 hectares. The grape variety consists of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Chateau Montrose produces two red wines; the second wine labeled La Dame de Montrose.

25,000 - 30,000 cases

Annual production

Second Growth


Saint-Estephe/Left Bank


68 hectares


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