montrose 1976

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85-89 / 100


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Avis d'expert
4 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent

(09-1996) Good fruit, good grip, silk-clad tannins. Slightly sweaty tannin on the nose but sweet and rich.

93 / 100
Jeannie Cho Lee
Jeannie Cho Lee


90 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(08-2014) In the early days of this wine, I think this was one of my favorite and most highly recommended wines when I did my review of the 1976s, which was generally very critical of the vintage. The wine is fully mature and should hold for another 5-10 years, but it showed very well in the vertical at Chateau Montrose. The year 1976 started off with great promise. Early spring had a very hot April, May and June with no vineyard diseases, but an extreme drought in July, August and September caused vineyard stress. During harvest, rain caused some dilution in numerous vineyards. The harvest occurred between September 15 and 29. This is a fully mature, very complex wine, with notes of cedar wood, new saddle leather, mulberries, and blackcurrants. The wine has some loamy soil notes and unsmoked cigar tobacco in a medium to full-bodied, very complex and fully mature style.

Vintage Wine 1976
Classification Médoc - 2ème Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Estèphe
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Montrose
Country France
Château informations


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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