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1999 - Chateau Montrose

Bordeaux, Red

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Wine Details
Chateau Montrose 1999 St Estephe
Vintage:
1999
Type:
Red
Size:
1x75cl
Condition:
Bt
Appellation:
St Estephe
Region:
Bordeaux
Score:
90RP
Reviewed by Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

The black/purple-colored 1999 Montrose offers up notes of pure black fruits intermixed with minerals, smoke, and earth. It is extremely concentrated, surprisingly powerful and dense, with moderate tannin. Its size, strength, and medium to full-bodied personality are atypical for the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2025. *** I seriously underestimated the quality of this wine last year. My concerns about a lack of a mid-palate have evaporated, as this wine has fleshed out beautifully. We always need to remember that the purpose of barrel aging (the so-called elevage) is to (1) sweeten the tannin, (2) develop more complexity, and (3) concentrate the wines. That is exactly what has happened. * The dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 Montrose exhibits a sweet nose of black fruits, iron, graphite, and smoke. Medium-bodied, with a supple, open-knit personality, low acidity, excellent concentration, and well-integrated tannin, it is a beautifully made, forward style of Montrose that should be ready to drink in 2-3 years, and last for 15-18. If it keeps developing in this manner, it will merit an outstanding score. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2018.