Montrose 1996

Current Market Price: £1,526.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Montrose, Montrose, 1996

Tasting Notes Montrose 1996

95-96

First tasted in October 2000: deep ruby colour. A complex nose with fleshy, meaty fruits. Super-ripe. Firm and typically austere now. Quite chewy with spice and choc notes. Still immature - this will be a classic Montrose. A great wine for those who really love classic Bordeaux. Tasted again in October 2003 - this is developing along the lines of the classic 1989. A rich chocolaty nose mixed with roasted herbs. The palate is decadent, well-knit tannins that do not obtrude like so many other 1996's. Rich, supple and rounded with complex black fruits, cigar-box and espresso coffee. Very long. This is a wonderful Montrose.

Neal Martin
Wine Advocate - Wine Journal
95

This was a very strong year for the Medoc, as opposed to Graves and the Right Bank. The vintage has a very irregular reputation, but not so much for the Cabernet Sauvignon grape in the Medoc. Harvest occurred September 23 and finished October 6, a relatively short period, even at a large estate such as Montrose. The wine has sweeter tannins than the 1995, but doesn't have quite the ripeness noticeable in 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2010. This wine is the classic, or more traditional style of Montrose, with dusty loamy soil notes intermixed with blackcurrant and blackberry fruit. Licorice, underbrush and floral notes were all present in this wine, which has good acidity and is not far from entering its plateau of full maturity. This was a year where Montrose used a lot of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend – 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #214 Aug 2014

Montrose Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Montrose 2018 Chateau Montrose POA 12x75cl
Montrose 2017 Chateau Montrose £970.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2017 Chateau Montrose £565.00 6x75cl
Montrose 2015 Chateau Montrose £1,070.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2015 Chateau Montrose £560.00 6x75cl
Montrose 2014 Chateau Montrose £910.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2014 Chateau Montrose £500.00 6x75cl
Montrose 2013 Chateau Montrose £670.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2013 Chateau Montrose £335.00 6x75cl
Montrose 2012 Chateau Montrose £690.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2011 Chateau Montrose £700.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2010 Chateau Montrose £1,755.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2010 Chateau Montrose £880.00 6x75cl
Montrose 2009 Chateau Montrose £2,200.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2009 Chateau Montrose £1,092.00 6x75cl
Montrose 2008 Chateau Montrose £829.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2007 Chateau Montrose £750.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2006 Chateau Montrose £831.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2005 Chateau Montrose £1,168.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2004 Chateau Montrose £788.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2003 Chateau Montrose £1,700.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2003 Chateau Montrose £900.00 6x75cl
Montrose 2002 Chateau Montrose £800.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2001 Chateau Montrose £1,084.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2000 Chateau Montrose £1,393.00 12x75cl
Montrose 2000 Chateau Montrose £135.00 1x75cl
Montrose 1999 Chateau Montrose £894.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1998 Chateau Montrose £830.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1997 Chateau Montrose £828.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1996 Chateau Montrose £1,526.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1995 Chateau Montrose £1,350.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1990 Chateau Montrose £5,052.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1989 Chateau Montrose £4,823.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1986 Chateau Montrose £1,392.00 12x75cl
Montrose 1982 Chateau Montrose £1,764.00 12x75cl