2005 Monbousquet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • WA 94
  • IWC 93
  • WS 91

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
A beautiful effort from Monbousquet, this 2005 comes across to me as one of their strongest efforts, with notes of toasty oak, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit as well as some licorice, incense and flowers. Full-bodied... A beautiful effort from Monbousquet, this 2005 comes across to me as one of their strongest efforts, with notes of toasty oak, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit as well as some licorice, incense and flowers. Full-bodied and opulent, this is an amazing wine from a terroir on the so-called “wrong side” of St.-Emilion. Drink it over the next 15 or more years. It is an amazing performance. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Full ruby-red. Captivating aromas of black raspberry smoked meat mocha and licorice. Wonderfully sweet dense and fat but with excellent vinosity and inner-mouth perfume to the flavors of berries mocha and licorice. A... Full ruby-red. Captivating aromas of black raspberry smoked meat mocha and licorice. Wonderfully sweet dense and fat but with excellent vinosity and inner-mouth perfume to the flavors of berries mocha and licorice. A compellingly tactile vintage for Monbousquet with the substantial but sweet tannins buffered by the wine's chewy mid-palate material. This was aged in 80 new oak compared to 60 to 65 in 2006 and 2007. Really transcends its less-than-ideal terroir in Saint Sulpice de Faleyrens.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2008
Beautiful aromas of crushed blackberry currant and sultana lead to a full body with superfine tannins and a long caressing finish. Balanced and beautiful. Best after 2012. 7250 cases made.
JJB 93
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, August 2008
Lots of oak and mocha still on the nose showing that it needs more time in the bottle however there is a ton of fruit swimming under that oak. Huge ripe raspberry aromas supported by darker black and red cherries. The... Lots of oak and mocha still on the nose showing that it needs more time in the bottle however there is a ton of fruit swimming under that oak. Huge ripe raspberry aromas supported by darker black and red cherries. The flavors on the palate mirror the aromas well with an abundance of fruit under the toasty oak. Very big but the tannins are ripe soft and very engaging. I would give this another few years before it begins to show its true colors.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2005

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.