Chateau Montrose Saint-Estephe Deuxième Grand Cru Classe – 1998

  • Ready 2004 - 2030
  •  90/100
  •  France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Saint-Estephe

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Médoc > Saint-Estephe

Producer

Chateau Montrose

Type

Red

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

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Vineyard

Chateau Montrose

Producer

Chateau Montrose

Appellation

Saint-Estephe

Designation

AOP

Classification

Deuxieme Cru

Cuvee Bottling


Gallery


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2001
Drink: 2005-2030


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.


Vinous
Tasted: 05/01/2001
Drink:
Author: Stephen Tanzer


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2000
Drink: 2002-2016


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.



Profile

Area under vines: 95 hectares
Soils: deep, large size gravel with sand and a small amount of clay
Average age of the vines: 40 years
Production: 400 000 bottles a year
Planting density: 9000 vines/ha
Ageing:in 60% new oak barrels for 16 to 18 months
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
  • Merlot 32%
  • Cabernet Franc 6%
  • Petit Verdot 2%

Second wine: Dame de Montrose
  • Average Annual Production: 160 000 Bottles
  • Grape varieties:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot
    • Cabernet Franc

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    Contact details

    Name

    Chateau Montrose

    Address

    Château Montrose, Saint Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

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    Château Montrose, Saint Estèphe, Bordeaux, France
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