1999 Monbousquet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L

  • WA 94
  • IWC 91

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2002
...a port-like bouquet of super-ripe black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with scents of coffee tobacco and vanilla. Tipping the scales at a whopping 14% alcohol (extremely high for Bordeaux) this wine which... ...a port-like bouquet of super-ripe black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with scents of coffee tobacco and vanilla. Tipping the scales at a whopping 14% alcohol (extremely high for Bordeaux) this wine which spends 18 months in 100% new oak and is bottled unfined and unfiltered is a blend of 60% Merlot 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon...possesses an amazing texture a mid-palate that you could get lost in and a sensational 40-45 second finish. The exotic aromas incredible texture and abundant fruit are reminiscent of Pomerol's renowned micro-cuvee Le Pin. The 1999 is even better from bottle than it was from cask. It is a remarkable effort for the vintage...
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2002
Good medium ruby. Highly nuanced expressive nose of raspberry roasted meat charred oak minerals and coffee. Lush chewy and sweet with impressive thickness of texture...
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 1999

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.