05-21-2009 05-21-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2450 Boston
May 21, 2009 5:00PMCalender

*Chateau Montrose 1990

Auction: Fine Wines - 2450 Location: Boston Date / Time: May 21, 2009 5:00PM


*Chateau Montrose 1990
St. Estephe, 2eme Cru Classe
"In several tastings last year, the 1990 Montrose clearly revealed its incredible complexity and massive character. I was especially pleased when, at a large lecture I gave in London at the end of March, the 1990 Montrose, in very tough company (Cheval Blanc 1989 and 1990, Pichon-Lalande 1989 and 1990, Certan de May 1989 and 1990), proved the over-whelming choice of a crowd of nearly 400 British tasters. The wine is remarkably rich, with a distinctive nose of sweet, jammy fruit, liquefied minerals, new saddle leather, and grilled steak. In the mouth, the enormous concentration, extract, high glycerin, and sweet tannin slide across the palate with considerable ease. It is a huge, corpulent, awesomely-endowed wine that is still relatively approachable, as it has not yet begun to shut down and lose its baby fat. It thoroughly embarrassed the 1989, itself an exceptional wine. The 1990 needs 10 more years of cellaring; it should last for 25-30, possibly 40-50 years." R. Parker, 100 pts. 02/97
5 bottles
Estimate $1,400-2,000


Chateau Montrose, London