2010 Monbousquet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 375ML
  • WS 95
  • NM 94
  • WA 93
  • JS 93

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Reg: $34.94

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This product is
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WS 95
Wine Spectator, March 2011
This packs a lot in with very lushly textured black cherry sauce blackberry and boysenberry fruit all laced with anise graphite and fig cake notes. The very long and fleshy finish is not shy at all. -J.M.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
A blend 60% Merlot 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped at 28hl/ha this has a very intense nose of dark berried fruit that could do with a little more delineation. The palate is full-bodied with grippy... A blend 60% Merlot 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped at 28hl/ha this has a very intense nose of dark berried fruit that could do with a little more delineation. The palate is full-bodied with grippy tensile tannins very powerful but I like the tension and mineralité coming though on the finish. It will take 8-10 years to really show its mettle but great potential. Drink 2018-2030+
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: The 2010 Monbousquet (14% natural alcohol) is composed of 70% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. More restrained and less exuberant and flamboyant than usual it exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue... 2010: The 2010 Monbousquet (14% natural alcohol) is composed of 70% Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. More restrained and less exuberant and flamboyant than usual it exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue along with plenty of sweet black raspberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with tell-tale toasty oaky notes as well as a hint of espresso roast. This medium to full-bodied ripe St.-Emilion will be ideal for drinking in its first 10-12 years of life.
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, April 2011
I love the finish on this. It's different in style for this estate with bright cherries and berries and chocolate. Long and refined. Very pretty. All in the finish.
JJB 95
JJ Buckley, April 2011
60% merlot 30% cabernet franc 10% cabernet sauvignon. From a 32 hectare vineyard in the southwest part of the appellation the vines average 40 years of age. Hand-harvested between and Oct. 6th and Oct. 19th yields were 31... 60% merlot 30% cabernet franc 10% cabernet sauvignon. From a 32 hectare vineyard in the southwest part of the appellation the vines average 40 years of age. Hand-harvested between and Oct. 6th and Oct. 19th yields were 31 hls/ha. Aged in 60% new French oak and 40% one-wine-old barrels. This vintage has an intensely aromatic nose showcasing incredible minerality as well as a sweet perfume that adds balance and complexity making for a pleasant bouquet. A big yet well structured Monbousquet the tannins are very well integrated and the finish is impressive and long. Best consumed after 2015 it will only continue to get better. Michel Rolland consults.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2010

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.