2000 Monbousquet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L

  • WA 93
  • IWC 92

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
Although still youthful I do not think the 2000 Monbousquet will develop much more complexity. It is a seductive rich generously endowed effort revealing plenty of spice box herb black currant kirsch espresso and toasty... Although still youthful I do not think the 2000 Monbousquet will develop much more complexity. It is a seductive rich generously endowed effort revealing plenty of spice box herb black currant kirsch espresso and toasty oak characteristics in a decidedly modern but opulent fleshy style. Enjoy this endearing long velvety-textured St.-Emilion over the next decade.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2003
Bright ruby-red. Roasted currant and black cherry scents complicated by sexy oak. At once chewy and silky in the mouth with complex fresh flavors of plum redcurrant vanilla coffee smoky oak and woodsy underbrush. Finishes... Bright ruby-red. Roasted currant and black cherry scents complicated by sexy oak. At once chewy and silky in the mouth with complex fresh flavors of plum redcurrant vanilla coffee smoky oak and woodsy underbrush. Finishes sweet and long with thoroughly ripe tannins.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2000

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.