"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)
DecanterRating: 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!