chateau montrose 1994

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SoDivin rating

85-89 / 100


Condition Good

Stock : 19 bottles
132,00 € tax incl. 110,00 € tax excl.
Stock : 1 bottle
120,00 € tax incl. 100,00 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
90 / 100
Cellar Tracker
Cellar Tracker


86 / 100
Jean-Marc Quarin
Jean-Marc Quarin
(10-2014) Cork a little soaked - If the nose is fruity and spicy (the cru had renewed its park of new barrels in 1994), the palate remains modest, tasty, but woody and a little dry on the finish.
87 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(09-2016) Tasted at the château, the 1994 Montrose is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc picked between 15-26 September. It is still fresh after 22 years, although it does not quite bring the personality and charm of the 1993 to the table. It feels more predictable, a little unexciting, even though the blue fruit and hints of iodine lend something different. The nose just feels rather static. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin. This is foursquare, savory with notes of leather and truffle towards the finish that feels like it is beginning to dry out. On the plus side, this 1994 has decent harmony and length, and the hint of brown spice on the finish is pleasing. Drink now, because it will not improve any further. Tasted September 2016.

Vintage Wine 1994
Classification Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Estèphe
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Château Montrose
Country France
Château informations
Château Montrose

Château Montrose

The Château Montrose, ranked second clasified growth in the 1855 classification of Bordeaux wines. The  vineyard has 68 hectares located in Saint-Estèphe.

The Château Montrose is made up of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (25%) and Cabernet Franc (10%). The grapes undergo a long fermentation of 25 to 30 days. The wine matures for 19 to 22 months in oak barrels, new to 50%. The wines of Château Montrose are intense, massive, complex. They develop aromas of ripe fruit, spices and tobacco. The wines of Château Montrose are both powerful and dense, characteristic of the great wines of Saint-Estèphe. The second wine is called La Dame de Montrose.

The great vintages of Château Montrose are 1953, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1989, 1990, 2009.

>> Read the article "Grands Crus Classés from Bordeaux, Official Classification of 1855"

>> See all the crus classés of Médoc classification

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