2011 Monbousquet Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc - 750ML

  • IWC 93

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IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2012
Bright yellow with a golden tinge. Ripe oaky aromas of passion fruit banana vanilla and pink grapefruit. Enters the mouth rich and sweet then turns more vibrant in the middle showing pure smooth flavors of tropical fruits... Bright yellow with a golden tinge. Ripe oaky aromas of passion fruit banana vanilla and pink grapefruit. Enters the mouth rich and sweet then turns more vibrant in the middle showing pure smooth flavors of tropical fruits and tangerine. Very impressive rich almost honeyed finish. Though I know this flies in the face of conventional wisdom I really think that this wine is almost always one of the top three wines in Gerard Perse's portfolio which of course is dominated by his reds.
JJB 93
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, April 2012
70% sauvignon blanc and 30% sauvignon gris. Day bright straw yellow color. Wonderful aromas of lime lemon flowers and spice with a frame of lanolin and honey. The palate features high toned acidity and a vibrant... 70% sauvignon blanc and 30% sauvignon gris. Day bright straw yellow color. Wonderful aromas of lime lemon flowers and spice with a frame of lanolin and honey. The palate features high toned acidity and a vibrant mouthfeel. Can be drunk upon release and enjoyed for another 5-8 years. From Gerard Perse of Chateau Pavie.
Color & Type White
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2011

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.