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Château Monbousquet Blanc 2005

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Editorial Reviews for Château Monbousquet Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
09/22/2008

Intense aromatics start off with big wood spice notes followed by bacon fat, lactic tones, fleshy and beefy. Big on entry with a huge, extracted, chunky feel, tones of charred oak drag the wine through the mouth and the wood tannins embedded in the matte, featureless mouthful of fruit leave splinters in ones tongue. Not for the faint of heart but a big ass wine for lovers of such.


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Snooth User: gdp
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1.50 5
09/07/2008

Intense aromatics start off with big wood spice notes followed by bacon fat, lactic tones, fleshy and beefy. Big on entry with a huge, extracted, chunky feel, tones of charred oak drag the wine through the mouth and the wood tannins embedded in the matte, featureless mouthful of fruit leave splinters in ones tongue. Not for the faint of heart but a big ass wine for lovers of such. 86pts.


External Reviews for Château Monbousquet Blanc

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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 8andndash;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 Perseandrsquo;s obsessive commitment to excellence. Look for this 2005 to hit its stride in 7andndash;8 years, and last for 15andndash;20.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Full ruby-red. Captivating aromas of black raspberry, smoked meat, mocha and licorice. Wonderfully sweet, dense and fat but with excellent vinosity and inner-mouth perfume to the flavors of berries, mocha and licorice. A compellingly tactile vintage for Monbousquet, with the substantial but sweet tannins buffered by the wineandrsquo;s chewy mid-palate material. This was aged in 80% new oak, compared to 60% to 65% in 2006 and 2007. Really transcends its less-than-ideal terroir in Saint Sulpice de Faleyrens.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

60% Merlot 30% Cabernet Franc 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Thick opulent dark black with a bright red rim. New oak aroma over intriguing steamed rice and soft cherry and cassis. Very smooth on the palate with fine round tannins in the mouth. Long sweet spicy cherry vanilla and raspberry finish. This is a powerhouse with beautifully integrated tannins. Mike Supple.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Thick, opulent dark black with a bright red rim. New oak aroma over intriguing steamed rice and soft cherry and cassis. Very smooth on the palate with fine round tannins in the mouth. Long, swee... Mike Supple. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Monbousquet 750ml


External Review
11/01/2009

Another triumph for Gerard Perse and Chateau Monbousquet. The 2005 vintage scored 95 points from Robert Parker who said "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." A blend of approximately 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc aged in new French oak. On Sale and Extremely Limited! not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator, The Wine Advocate or the International Wine Cellar. This item excluded from XTYPAK and any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.


External Review
05/18/2011

A dark, toasty style, with lush espresso, melted fig and currant paste notes that glide over ample but velvety tannins. Polished and modern, with nice depth on the finish. Best from 2013 through 2018.


External Review
05/18/2011

Like many of the Chantal and Gerard Perse wines, the 2008 Monbousquet is blacker than a moonless night. Like the other wines in the Perse portfolio, it is very backward, and was obviously just coming off malolactic fermentation on the three occasions I tasted it. Loaded with concentration, and perhaps even bigger than the 2005 or even the 2000, this blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon topped off at 14.5% natural alcohol. Sweet, pure notes of black cherries, roasted herbs, forest floor, and toasty oak are restrained, but intense. The wine's purity, another hallmark of this vintage, gorgeous texture, and long finish with sweet tannins as well as more acids than normal, suggest it should drink beautifully young and evolve for up to a decade. This is an incredible offering from an unheralded terroir. By the way, the 1999 and 2000 are still adolescents in terms of their evolution.


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