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Chateau Monbousquet St. Emilion Grand Cru 750ml 2005
Sku: 20816
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Critics Ratings:   (1)
Product Information
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint Emilion
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
Reg. $299.99
On Sale $139.97
Buy Chateau Monbousquet St. Emilion Grand Cru
Wine Advocate 95 points - From a less than noble terroir in Saint-Sulpice de Faleyrens, Gerard Perse has accomplished miraculous things at Monbousquet. Prior to his acquisition of this property in the mid-nineties, this wine tasted like watered-down Beaujolais, but Perse has turned it into one of the more stunning, modern-styled wines of Bordeaux. A blend of approximately two-thirds Merlot, one-third Cabernet Franc and 8-10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2005 exhibits plenty of toasty oak, roasted herb, meat juice, blackberry, cherry, and spice characteristics along with a touch of incense. Full-bodied and opulent, with an atypically rigid structure, this is a remarkable achievement for such a humble terroir. It admirably reflects Gerard Perse’s obsessive commitment to excellence. Look for this 2005 to hit its stride in 7-8 years, and last for 15-20. (Apr 2008)

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