Ch Montrose tasting notes - 37 vintages back to 1888
20 Sep 2005 by JR
See wine news from 24 sep for a full account of this extraordinary tasting in Paris on 12 sep 05, and purple prose for a small sidelight on it. We tasted wines right back to the era before this second growth came in to the family which has owned it for 117 years. All the wines came direct from the cellars at Ch Montrose, having been recorked if necessary and topped up with the same vintage. Wines earlier than 1920 had been stored in the Charmolües’ personal cellar which is not, unlike the château cellar, air-conditioned. It might be of interest to see which vintages were selected for thids very special vertical back to 1888 (the...

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