ITEM 22427

1998 Chateau Montrose Saint Estephe

$159.98

In stock

8

Wine Rating:

90ST 90WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1998

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-saint estephe

Variety

bordeaux blend

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 90 points

Red-ruby. Cassis, black cherry, tobacco leaf, licorice and tangy bitter chocolate on the nose. Intensely flavored, bright and penetrating as dense as the '99 but firmer, more obviously structured, and in need of a good decade of bottle aging. Firm tannins suffuse the palate. Montrose has been making consistently excellent wine in recent years.

Review Date: 5/1/01

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 90 points

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.

Review Date: 4/1/01