2010 Monbousquet Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc - 750ML
  • IWC 93
  • WA 92
  • WS 92

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IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Pale yellow with a golden tinge. Intense sauvignon aromas of gooseberry green fig and vanilla are nicely lifted by hints of lemon and white flowers. Richer and riper on the palate with buttery tropical fruit flavors... Pale yellow with a golden tinge. Intense sauvignon aromas of gooseberry green fig and vanilla are nicely lifted by hints of lemon and white flowers. Richer and riper on the palate with buttery tropical fruit flavors carrying through to the creamy lingering slightly oaky finish. Has the stuffing to buffer its high alcohol. -Ian D'Agata
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
More restrained and less exuberant than usual this blend of two-thirds Sauvignon Blanc and the rest Sauvignon Gris is oaky smoky and more elegant than usual.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, April 2011
A ripe creamy style with notes of green melon white peach and macadamia nut that glide through a creamy finish. Very lightly toasty with a macadamia nut hint on the finish.
JJB 94
JJ Buckley, April 2011
66% sauvignon blanc 34% sauvignon gris. Aged for 6 months in 50% new oak prior to bottling. The Monbousquet Blanc is a very small production from a 1 hectare vineyard in the Southeastern part of the appellation with from... 66% sauvignon blanc 34% sauvignon gris. Aged for 6 months in 50% new oak prior to bottling. The Monbousquet Blanc is a very small production from a 1 hectare vineyard in the Southeastern part of the appellation with from vines averaging 16 years of age. Yields were only 32 hls/ha. Hand-harvested in successive pickings between Sept. 13th and Sept. 23rd. Alcohol 13.9%. This boasts a nose of melon white peach and freshly cut grass. On the palate this is a crisp and refreshing white with brilliant acidity and beautiful persistence. The finish is long and mineral laden. It would pair perfectly with oysters salads grilled chicken and light cheeses and while this could cellar for 3-5 years I recommend drinking on release as this wine is best enjoyed young. 375 cases produced. Michel Rolland consults.
Color & Type White
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2010

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.