1987 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 93
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 1987 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 1993
...the extraordinary bouquet of rich cassis violets and licorice the massive extraction of flavors sensational depth super ripeness and a length that must last over a minute suggest to me that this is easily the most... ...the extraordinary bouquet of rich cassis violets and licorice the massive extraction of flavors sensational depth super ripeness and a length that must last over a minute suggest to me that this is easily the most concentrated and potentially longest-lived Cabernet Sauvignon that Chateau Montelena has ever made. The extract level is incredible yet the balance is there...
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 1999
Tight and perhaps even less flashy than usual it is slow to reveal its complex range of earthy cedary currant and black cherry...
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2002
...Very tight primary aromas of cassis black licorice minerals shoe polish and menthol. Very concentrated sweet flavor of cassis is still dominated by the wine structure. Finishes with big tannins a suggestion of lead... ...Very tight primary aromas of cassis black licorice minerals shoe polish and menthol. Very concentrated sweet flavor of cassis is still dominated by the wine structure. Finishes with big tannins a suggestion of lead pencil and grip of steel. This bottle was still seven or eight years short of full maturity. Very impressive wine: not the sexiest cabernet of the tasting but potentially the longest-lived along with the Dunn Howell Mountain. And even less evolved than a bottle I sampled in my vertical tasting a few years ago at Montelena. 92(+?) points