Château Montrose 1988

Main characteristics of the vintage
Winter and spring were very rainy and hot. The summer was dry and moderately hot with little precipitation in September. Thus were the climatic conditions of that year. The grapes ripened normally and got thick and rich skins. The wines are powerful and very well structured.

Period of harvest
September 26th – October 9th


  • Cabernet-Sauvignon: 62 %
  • Merlot: 33 %
  • Cabernet franc: 5 %

Tasting notes
Deep purple colour.
Extremely rich on the nose with aromas of chocolate, blond tobacco, morello cherry, with a hint of leather and incense.
Fresh and slightly aggressive on the palate delivering notes of leather and black fruits.
Young and fresh wine with beautiful complexity.
Beautiful tannic structure, straight and clear. The finishing is slightly short and a little burning.