23 Year Old Bordeaux to Drink Now

Nick Jackson, MW Consultant | March 16, 2021

Peak Drinking 

As we roll into the third decade of the century, wines from the 1990s are becoming harder to find at retail.  Classic Left Bank Bordeaux from the era does, of course, still taste wonderful, and in fact many 1990s vintages from the top chateaux are now drinking at their peak.

One such is the 1998 Chateau Montrose, a wine that combines all the virtues of mature Bordeaux: a deep, tobacco, gravelly, salty nose, with concentrated dark fruit and soft tannins.  In keeping with the Montrose house style, the finish is gorgeously dry and long.  For lovers of mature Bordeaux, it will be hard to keep your hands off this.