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1989 Montrose Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Estephe - Red - Second Growth

France - Bordeaux - St Estephe

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
Producer Notes

Located in the heart of the Saint-Estephe appellation, Second Growth classified Chateau Montrose has been in the hands of the Charmoule family for over 100 years. The family has continued to follow age-old winemaking traditions of the Medoc with spectacular results. The vineyards also benefit from the mild microclimate created by the nearby Gironde estuary, which helps temper the climate,... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2017
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.62%
Tasted On 08/27/2014

Fully mature. Prefer the 1990 but quite good. Should drink now as it won't last much longer.

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Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.859%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

Mature

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Author Chez Fisher
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.491%
Tasted On 01/10/2014
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Definitely drinkable. Quite nice.

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Author Conrad K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.383%
Tasted On 03/29/2011
Drink Dates 2000-2020

Wow. This is a classic Montrose drinking beautifully now. Tea, black fruits, and cedar on the palate. Long finish. This has it all. Plenty of life left.

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Author Murray
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 03/03/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2013

Certainly at it's prime, and ready to go, with probably not too much life left in it. The colour was very deep purple, almost black. On the nose, it had some fruit but had moved well into the cigar and wood notes, with some mint evident as it developed through the evening. The tannins were relaxed and soft, the wine could potentially be accused of being a little light bodied by today's norms, but a traditional and great Bordeaux. Finish was delicate, and not bold.

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Author Miguel L
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/01/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2020

Purchased in a small wine shop in St. Emilion as a single, in the summer of 2009, opened as the last bottle of the year, ending "to the nines". What a sensational bottle of wine. Opened at 3PM, decanted at 8, served at 9, and the wine kept on coming all night long holding form through midnight. Big, dark, powerful, balanced, deep and long. Dark fruit, spice, leather and a real sense of deep gravel and old vines of St Estephe. A fantastic 20 year old Bordeaux wine and a superb finish to 2009. Happy New Year!

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Author Stephen G41
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.165%
Tasted On 10/28/2009

Simply a delicious wine, I'd like about another 2 cases.

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Author dave1161
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 13.725%
Tasted On 12/24/2008
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Author Spike
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 78.333%
Tasted On 08/12/2008
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