Source: The Wine Advocate; Published: Apr 23, 2001 (RP-90)
A classic effort, the 1998 Montrose exhibits a dense purple color in addition to a sweet nose of jammy cassis, licorice, earth, and smoke. It is a powerful and full-bodied wine with well-integrated tannin. Given Montrose’s tendency to shut down, it is performing better out of bottle than I expected. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030.
Drink Date: 2005 – 2030
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012 (JS-93)
Very fresh still with a licorice and floral character that turned to sweet tobacco and plums. Full and silky, with ripe and fine tannins. Wonderful to drink now.