1986 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1.5L
  • WA 92

Reviews for 1986 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 1993
The 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is another great success from Chateau Montelena. It is actually performing better than the 1985 at the moment but in the long run I do not think it will approach the heights the 1985 is... The 1986 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is another great success from Chateau Montelena. It is actually performing better than the 1985 at the moment but in the long run I do not think it will approach the heights the 1985 is capable of achieving. However it is more forward and more flattering to taste than the 1985 was at a similar stage. This is an example of Chateau Montelena at its best. The big cassis and chocolate-scented bouquet has a whiff of toast but primarily relies on powerfully rich ripe aromas that explode upward from the glass. There is no letting up in the mouth as the wine is exceptionally concentrated full-bodied with softer tannins and a bit lower acidity than the 1985. It is gloriously rich and full and while approachable now should be at its best between 1993 and 2008.