1999 Montrose Montrose Bordeaux St Estephe France Still wine

1999 Montrose


89Average Score
flagBordeaux / France

Tasted at the chateau, the 1999 Montrose is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 16 September and 1 October. It has an attractive bouquet with black fruit, iodine, tar and sandalwood: fresh and vibrant with commendable focus. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, masculine as usual for Montrose with a fine grip in the mouth. There is backbone and structure to this Montrose, counterpoised with a keen line of acidity and lovely cedar and pencil box notes towards the almost Pauillac-like finish. Whilst not the most exciting Montrose on the block, the 1999 will satiate those who like classic Saint Estephe that is conservative, yet would complement whatever is at the dinner table. Tasted September 2016. Mar 2017, www.robertparker.com

Neal Martin    Score: 90/100

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