Chateau Montrose 1989


Robert Parker 98+
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This truly is an incredibly beautiful Montrose: for sure my favourite vintage by a mile for this Chateau: I do believe it virtually is as good as the 1990 and in combination with price/performance for that matter it is just unbeatable. It's a beauty, it's big, super rich, with a richness of ripe red and black fruit, harmony and complexity that is captivating. It's depth is thrilling: What a wine! Absolutely stunning!

| Eugene Bergen, WineIsuppose

 

This was not in the tasting at the chateau, but I opened two bottles on my return home, because this is another near-perfect wine from Montrose. It is an unusual two-grade blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. The wine emerged from another very hot, sunny, dry growing season, with early, generous flowering. Harvest in Montrose took place between September 11 and 28. The wine has never had any issues with brett, making it a somewhat safer selection than the more irregular 1990. Like a tortoise, the 1989 has finally begun to rival and possibly eclipse its long-time younger sibling, the 1990. The wine is absolutely spectacular and in auction sells for a much lower premium than the 1990. That should change. This is a magnificent Montrose, showing notes of loamy soil undertones, intermixed with forest floor, blueberry and blackberry liqueur and spring flowers. It has a full-bodied, intense, concentrated mouthfeel that is every bit as majestic as the 1990, but possibly slightly fresher and more delineated. This great wine should drink well for another 40-50 years

| Robert Parker

 Region France | Bordeaux | Saint-Estephe
 Type Red wine
 Bottle size Standard bottle (0,75 Liter)
 Bottle condition Bottles in good condition: Capsules excellent. Labels are stained. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
 When to drink 2002-2032