Chateau Montrose 1995
|Streek||Bordeaux, St. Estephe|
An explosively rich, exotic, fruity Montrose, the 1995 displays even more fat and extract than the 1996. There is less Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1995 blend, resulting in a fuller-bodied, more accessible and friendlier style. The wine exhibits an opaque black/ruby/purple color, as well as a ripe nose of black fruits, vanillin, and licorice. Powerful yet surprisingly accessible (the tannin is velvety and the acidity low), this terrific example of Montrose should be drinkable at a young age.
Winespectator / James Suckling (89)
Perhaps not the best Montrose, but very good. Blackberry and dried cherry aromas have bark undertones. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins. Slightly alcoholic on the medium finish. Needs time to come together.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 19/20 points.