2018 Monbousquet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L
  • WS 97
  • JS 95
  • WA 95
  • JD 94
  • JL 93
  • DC 91

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Reg: $274.94

$259.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 6 btls
ETA: Oct. 2021

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WS 97
Wine Spectator, January 2019
(94-97 points) Lushly fruited, with creamy boysenberry and plum preserve flavors gliding through, this is going to be for the hedonist crowd. Extra anise and spice notes fill in, revealing steady grip through the finish... expand (94-97 points) Lushly fruited, with creamy boysenberry and plum preserve flavors gliding through, this is going to be for the hedonist crowd. Extra anise and spice notes fill in, revealing steady grip through the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now. -JM collapse
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, April 2019
(94-95) Very refined and savory with a lovely core of dark fruit and round tannins. Silky and oozing with finesse and class.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2019
(93 - 95) The 2018 Monbousquet is composed of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested September 27 to October 9 with yields of 39 hectoliters per hectare. The wine has a pH of 3.78 and 14.38%... expand (93 - 95) The 2018 Monbousquet is composed of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested September 27 to October 9 with yields of 39 hectoliters per hectare. The wine has a pH of 3.78 and 14.38% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, it sashays out of the glass with beautiful, flamboyant red roses, chocolate box and molten licorice scents over a core of crème de cassis, plum preserves and Morello cherries plus fragrant wafts of underbrush, lavender and cloves. Full-bodied, rich and wonderfully elegant, the palate delivers layers of black fruits and spices, wrapped in a cashmere shawl of tannins, finishing very long and incredibly perfumed.- LPB collapse
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, May 2019
(92-94) The 2018 Monbousquet is a smoking wine that has tons of fruit and charm, yet it’s also balanced, pure, and elegant. Blackcurrants, smoked earth, chocolate, and graphite notes all give way to a concentrated, sexy... expand (92-94) The 2018 Monbousquet is a smoking wine that has tons of fruit and charm, yet it’s also balanced, pure, and elegant. Blackcurrants, smoked earth, chocolate, and graphite notes all give way to a concentrated, sexy, seamless wine that has fabulous tannins as well as length. This wine always delivers fruit and texture, but it also possesses beautiful purity and elegance in 2018. It should be snatched up by readers. collapse
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2019
(91-93) Round, juicy, concentrated and loaded with licorice, smoke, espresso, black cherry and blackberries, the wine offers more volume than usual but there is more energy in this vintage so you'll find lift in the... expand (91-93) Round, juicy, concentrated and loaded with licorice, smoke, espresso, black cherry and blackberries, the wine offers more volume than usual but there is more energy in this vintage so you'll find lift in the finish. The wine is a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2018+Monbousquet collapse
DC 91
Decanter, April 2019
A successful Monbousquet, although still with the tell-tale wide tannins and expansive mid-palate that threaten to overtake the whole structure. It takes a heartbeat to kick in, which is enjoyable, and the tannins... expand A successful Monbousquet, although still with the tell-tale wide tannins and expansive mid-palate that threaten to overtake the whole structure. It takes a heartbeat to kick in, which is enjoyable, and the tannins certainly have walls and flexibility to them, with juice running through the fruit. It retains the signature style, with a nod to softening things up. 39hl/ha yield in 2018. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-monbousquet-st-emilion-grand-cru-classe-2018-29376#K5HPRb8KclYw9BDL.99 collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2018
Size 3L
Closure Cork

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.