1996 Monbousquet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L
  • WA 90

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 1999
...slightly tannic but it exhibits an exotic nose of kirsch liqueur cassis roasted herbs espresso and mocha. It possesses excellent texture impressive depth and richness and sweet toasty oak. The saturated dark... ...slightly tannic but it exhibits an exotic nose of kirsch liqueur cassis roasted herbs espresso and mocha. It possesses excellent texture impressive depth and richness and sweet toasty oak. The saturated dark ruby/purple color suggests a dense wine. The finish is both long and well-delineated with moderate tannin...
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 1996

Label

The grand vin of Monbousquet is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is rich, has great complexity and aromas of ripe fruit.

Winery

Monbousquet

Chateau Monbousquet is a Saint-Emilion wine estate dating back to 1540. The estate prospered and achieved great fame during the second half of the 19th century under the brief but inspired direction of Comte de Vassal-Montviel. He enlarged the vineyard, bringing it to its present size and making it one of the largest estates in Saint-Emilion.

The arrival of Chantal and Gerard Perse in 1993 started a new chapter in the chateau’s story, ushering in a veritable “leap in quality”. Production standards were completely revised both in the vineyards and in the cellars, with state-of-the-art installations suitable for producing a great wine. Gerard Perse also planted the first white vines in Saint-Emilion. His efforts paid off and in 2006 Monbousquet was promoted to the rank of a Grand Cru Classe.

The estate includes 32 hectares of vines planted with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon on warm, deep gravel soils to the south and sandy-clay soils to the north. The average age of the vines is 38 years. Three wines are produced on the estate: two red wines, the main wine Monbousquet and the second wine Angelique de Monbousquet, and a white wine, Monbousquet Blanc, from the small parcel of white wine grapes.