Château Monbousquet Blanc 2005

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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, c... Read more

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, c... Read more

Full ruby-red. Captivating aromas of black raspberry, smoked meat, mocha and licorice. Wonderfully sweet, dense and fat but with excellent vinosity... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Château Monbousquet Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065202,078
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

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/18/2012

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 winersquo;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: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/18/2012

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


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2009

RP: More Burgundian than Bordeaux-like, Gerard Perse�s 2005 white Monbousquet exhibits rich, medium to full-bodied flavors of smoky oak, mango, white peaches, honeysuckle, and nectarine. While delicious, its aging potential is suspect, and I suggest consuming it over the next 4-5 years


External Review
07/21/2010

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 1500ml


External Review
06/20/2014

Beautiful aromas of crushed blackberry currant and sultana lead to a full body with superfine tannins and a long caressing finish. Balanced and beautiful. Best after 2012. 7 250 cases made. Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
10/19/2008

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. Look for this 2005 to hit its stride in 7-8 years, and last for 15-20.


External Review
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.


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