1986 Chateau Montrose

1986 Chateau Montrose
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750 ML   France, Bordeaux, Medoc, St. Estephe

  Bordeaux Book
           Jan 1998
       Robert M. Parker, Jr.           91       Drink: 2000- 2015

This wine has turned out to be better than I originally thought. Made during a period when Montrose was flirting with a lighter style, the 1986 is one of the beefier efforts from that short-lived, stylistic detour. The wine reveals a dense ruby/purple color with only a hint of lightening at the edge. Fleshy, muscular, and powerful, with aromas of red and black fruits, earth, and spice, this medium to full-bodied, still tannic, brawny Montrose is not yet close to full maturity. It possesses a layered, chewy character, along with plenty of unresolved tannin in the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2025. Last tasted 10/97

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