2015 Monbousquet Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc - 750ML
  • JS 92
  • AG 90

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ETA: Pending

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JS 92
jamessuckling.com, February 2018
A dense and layered white with lots of dried-lemon and -apple character. Hits of stones and gravel. Full-bodied, juicy and fruity with a delicious finish. Needs a year or two to come together.
AG 90
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, February 2018
Pineapple, mint, candied lemon peel and apricot are some of the many notes that grace the 2015 Monbousquet Blanc. Distinctly tropical notes and rich texture are two of the signatures that distinguish Monbousquet Blanc... Pineapple, mint, candied lemon peel and apricot are some of the many notes that grace the 2015 Monbousquet Blanc. Distinctly tropical notes and rich texture are two of the signatures that distinguish Monbousquet Blanc from most other Bordeaux whites. The blend is 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sauvignon Gris, 5% Sémillon and 5% Muscadelle.
Color & Type White
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2015

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.