A classic effort, the 1998 Montrose exhibits a dense purple color in addition to a sweet nose of jammy cassis, licorice, earth, and smoke. It is a powerful and full-bodied wine with well-integrated tannin. Given Montrose's tendency to shut down, it is performing better out of bottle than I expected. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030. *** This is the finest offering I tasted from St.-Estephe. The tannin level has become better integrated, and the new saddle leather, steak tartare, earthy, plum, black cherry aromas reveal more ripeness as well as an element of sur maturite. It possesses luscious fruit, medium body, and a significant amount of Merlot in the blend. There is fine density in this pure, rich, surprisingly supple 1998 Medoc. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2016.
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Last Update October 2015
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
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