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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
Chateau Montrose  1982
Chateau Montrose 1982
(search item no. 6310)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $199.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1990 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1989 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1970 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dense color with brick hues. The rich nose displays scents of tobacco, leather, cedar, redcurrant, and cherry. The palate delivers notes of cocoa, mocha, ripened strawberry, and blackberry. This is a harmonious, fine, and elegant wine with a neat attack and beautiful fullness. It has a splendid structure, alsong with a long and round finish. The tannins are neat and defined.
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About Chateau Montrose:

At Château Montrose, the terroir's potential is optimised on the basis of a very simple winemaking philosophy, summarised by Jean Bernard Delmas as follows: "wine is made in the vines and not in the winery." In other words, fine wine can only be made with good grapes. The finest terroir and best vineyard plots on the estate were identified many years ago. Vineyard work and winemaking methods are guided by a global,common-sense approach to the soil/vine/climate system.

Château Montrose overlooks the Gironde Estuary. In fact, the proximity of this vast body of water (called locally "The River") is a major advantage. The estuary is responsible for maintaining a mild microclimate and toning down extremes of temperature. Helped by the presence of nearby marshes, it provides remarkable air conditioning in the summer while also compensating for the rigours of the winter.

The large gravel found throughout the estate’s topsoil originated in mountains in the Massif Central and the Pyrenes. These pebbles absorb the sun’s heat during the daytime and release it at night. This is an important way of improving the maturity of the grape.