Monbazillac Wine

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Located in the Bergerac region in France’s southwest, this appellation produces Sauternes-type botrytized sweet wines. The same varieties used in Sauternes figure here as well: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle. The wines can represent excellent value, especially considering the sometimes stratospheric prices of Sauternes, and some are just as ageworthy.
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  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Sauvignon

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Muscadelle

    It is unclear how Muscadelle made its way to Australia. The country has been famous for its excellent sweet wines sin...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Château La Robertie

    We use four grape varieties for red wines: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Cot. W...

  • Château Saint Christophe

    The Château Saint-Christophe is an independent family-owned vintner from the Bordeaux area in F...

  • Château Vari

    The vines of Château Vari were repurchased in 1994 by Yann Jestin, an oenologist, who immediately...

  • Château Tirecul La Gravière

    Rising in tiers at an altitude of 60 to 100 metres, all the vines are facing North and East. A re...

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  • Emark - nice wines. Monbazillac isn't a region to be sneezed at. It's not as famous as Sauternes, but Sauternes is by no means the best sweet wine from France. Actually, I suppose in a sense it is because of all the money that's been invested over the last forty years, but France has a lot of places that make good sweet wine that never got that ... Read More

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  • Thanks for the additional info, Greg.  I've seen the Jose Ferrer ... to know that Monbazillac is the setting.  Of course, I've also seen Roxanne.  OK, but not great.  The tidbit about Ayn Rand sent me off to IMBD.  The name of the movie is Love Letters with Joseph Cotton and Ann Richards. Thanks for the heads up.  I'll look for it on one of the... Read More

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  • I debated whether to put this in the Watcha drinking tonight thread or whether ... Fage nor have I heard of the Monbazillac region.  I guess it's in Bordeaux.  CellarTracker seems to feel that it is made from a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Grapes, and that sounds right to me for BordeauxLook at the color of this.   What would you conclude f... Read More

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  • Chateau le Fage Monbazillac 1964

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    Beautiful golden/amber color. Very much a nutty nose with a touch of orange blossom. Charming on the tongue. Creamy, nutty sweetness with a hint of orange tartness at the back of the palate. A fairly rich wine that, more than anything else, reminds me of a low-alcohol sweet vermouth. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Monbazillac = poor man's Sauternes. My big reference book says that aged Monbazillac when young is very much like Sauternes but with some age, takes on more of that nuttiness that Sauternes don't. Read More

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  • La Cave d'Augustin Florent Monbazillac 2010

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    Golden color. Short lived hints of tropical fruits. Unbalanced and short aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Pavillon de la Catie Monbazillac 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Hercse


  • La Cave d'Augustin Florent Monbazillac 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by sfquixote


  • Monbazillac 2006

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    This wine has a beautiful amber color. This is an almost balanced wine, with a little too much alcohol in the nose, and a delicious touch of honey in the mouth. It also has a short aftertaste. Regardless of a few minor faults, it awaked my interest in botrytized wines. Great with fresh cheese. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Hi Snooth. Recently i find a bottle of Monbazillac wine in the supermarket, but the label was a little confussing. There was no name, no domine or chateau. Only the aoc and the vintage appear in the  label. How common is this. Should i take this wine seriously Read More

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