Château Montrose 1989 – Superbe Saint-Estèphe

In the northernmost part of the Médoc, since 1815 Château Montrose has produced sublime wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. In the ‘Classification of 1855, Château Montrose was classified Second Grand Cru Classé, an exceptional success for an estate which was only 40 years old at the time.

The wines are structured and tannic, but with all the elegance and refinement of a Grand Cru Classé. The wines have an exceptionally long shelf life and develop a delicate and complex bouquet over time.

One of the legendary vintages of Château Montrose is 1989, which, along with the following vintage, makes the estate considered one of the best in Saint-Estèphe. This superb Saint-Estèphe thus received a perfect rating from Robert Parker in ‘The Wine Advocate’:

“[The 1989 Montrose] is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc that was picked from 11 to 28 September. Lucid in color, the aromatics do not hold back with vibrant blackberry, blueberry and black truffle, hints of sous-bois, all with sensational precision that few can match in this vintage (indeed, its precision lends it a veneer of modernity since 'precision 'is now more commonplace across Bordeaux). The palate is brilliantly balanced with filigree tannin. There is wonderful backbone here, extremely fresh and tensile, crystalline even with an exceptional detail, mineral-rich finish that lingers in the mouth. […] This might well be the greatest Montrose that I have tasted. ” - 100/100, Neil Martin, The Wine Advocate

You will find this great Bordeaux in lot 106, in our December auction!

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