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1996 Montrose Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Estephe - Red - Second Growth

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France - Bordeaux - St Estephe

Red Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
Producer Notes

Located in the heart of the Saint-Estephe appellation, Second Growth classified Chateau Montrose has been in the hands of the Charmoule family for over 100 years. The family has continued to follow age-old winemaking traditions of the Medoc with spectacular results. The vineyards also benefit from the mild microclimate created by the nearby Gironde estuary, which helps temper the climate,... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2011

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 84
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Maxcontinuous
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.041%
Tasted On 11/10/2012

Consumed over two nights. On day one, the wine was not open for business at all but I could tell that there were lead pencil, cassis, and cedar notes locked in there. On day two, the wine took on more of a molasses character, with the above components starting to show but still not all the way. Bottom line, this bottle was sleeping and didn't want to wake.

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Author Adriel L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.703%
Tasted On 01/20/2012
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Author againc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.065%
Tasted On 09/11/2011
Drink Dates 2011

This is a powerhouse. Nose a little bit more developed than taste. It is still very young, has a lot of tannins and acidity. Bouquet is very complex with black currents and licorice in balance. I would lay it down for at least 5-10 years.

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Author Chez Fisher
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.886%
Tasted On 05/20/2010
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Ready to be drunk.

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Author Dnadoc00
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.857%
Tasted On 05/05/2010
This bottle was flawed

Corked? Not terrible but definitely flawed

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