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  • Beef
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  • Game Meat
  • Hearty Stews
  • Pasta with Tomato Sauce
  • Pizza
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Veal

1998 Montrose Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • ST90
  • WA90
  • WS86

Reviews

ST90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Red-ruby. Cassis, black cherry, tobacco leaf, licorice and tangy bitter chocolate on the nose. Intensely flavored, bright and penetrating; as dense as the '99 but firmer, more obviously structured, and in need of a... Red-ruby. Cassis, black cherry, tobacco leaf, licorice and tangy bitter chocolate on the nose. Intensely flavored, bright and penetrating; as dense as the '99 but firmer, more obviously structured, and in need of a good decade of bottle aging. Firm tannins suffuse the palate. Montrose has been making consistently excellent wine in recent years. 90+
WA90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
A classic effort, the 1998 Montrose exhibits a dense purple color in addition to a sweet nose of jammy cassis, licorice, earth, and smoke. It is a powerful and full-bodied wine with well-integrated tannin. Given... A classic effort, the 1998 Montrose exhibits a dense purple color in addition to a sweet nose of jammy cassis, licorice, earth, and smoke. It is a powerful and full-bodied wine with well-integrated tannin. Given Montrose's tendency to shut down, it is performing better out of bottle than I expected. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS86
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Slinky and elegant with lots of plum tobacco and meat aromas. Medium-bodied with fine tannins and a pleasant fruity finish. Best after 2004.