1961 Chateau Montrose St. Estephe
105 Ratings
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105 Ratings
1961 Chateau Montrose St. Estephe

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1989 Vintage) "An outstanding Montrose, the 1989 is one of the vintage's stars. It possesses an opaque dark ruby/purple color, a sweet nose of minerals, black fruits, cedar, and wood, dense, medium to full-bodied, highly extracted flavors, low acidity, and moderate tannin in the long finish. While it appears to be closing down far more quickly than the legendary 1990, it has layers of sweet fruit as well as an elevated level of glycerin. Give it 5-7 years of cellaring, and drink it over the subsequent 2-3 decades." 96/100 pts. (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate)

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Expert Reviews
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  • Decanter
    (From 1989 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Divine, complex and wonderful nose of damson and tobacco, with a hint of leather and tar. Soft, spicy blackcurrant and damson fruit on the palate, with wonderful extract, firm tannins and good acidity. Real breeding here!
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1982 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1998 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/21/2001