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Chateau Montrose St. Estephe

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(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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    Clear, medium garnet bordering on tawny, legs Clean, developing, dark red fruits, cherry, herbceaous nose, cedar Medium tannin, medium alcohol, medium plus flavor, med + acud, medium finish, similar on the palate Can age more, premium, outstanding

    about 18 hours
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/11/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 100/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/21/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2008
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
  • Wine Spectator
    (1982 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/06