CHATEAU MONTROSE 2ieme Cru Classe Saint-Estephe 1990 Bottle - NO DISCOUNT
Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Saint-Estèphe | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Wine Advocate #214 (Aug 2014) Robert M. Parker, Jr. 100 points !!! The final blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc was harvested between September 14 and October 3. The spring was cold, yet summer was extremely hot and dry – one of the hottest vintages since 1949. The fact that virtually no rain fell in September served as a catalyst to get all the grapes ripe and in cellars. Some bottles of this wine have a definite brett population that gives off the notes of sweaty horses, but this one did not. The ones I have had from my cellar – where I have had it frequently – are quite pure and clean. This wine has an incredibly complex nose of spring flowers, blackberry and cassis liqueur, scorched earth and barbecue spice. It is full-bodied, majestic and opulent, with low acidity and fabulous fruit. It is close to full maturity. The wine should continue to drink well for at least another 30 or more years. The wine is absolutely magnificent, broad, savory and mouth-filling. This is one of the all-time modern legends from Bordeaux as well as Chateau Montrose.