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Monbousquet Bordeaux Blend Wine 2005

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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 Monbousquet Bordeaux Blend Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Lots of oak and mocha still on the nose showing that it needs more time in the bottle however there is a ton of fruit swimming under that oak. Huge ripe raspberry aromas supported by darker black and red cherries. The flavors on the palate mirror the aromas well with an abundance of fruit under the toasty oak. Very big but the tannins are ripe soft and very engaging. I would give this another few years before it begins to show its true colors. Mike Supple.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

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 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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

An elegant effort, with impressive delicacy and delineation, I do not believe it will ultimately possess the stuffing of the 2000, 1999, or 1998. Despite the vintage's heat and drought, it comes closer stylistically to the 2001. The deep ruby/purple-tinged 2003 displays aromas of sweet toasty oak, grilled meats, dried herbs, and sweet currant and plum-like fruit. Rich, concentrated, soft, and supple, it should be consumed over the next 12+ years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

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 wine’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
05/18/2011

Essence of blackberry here on the nose with a hint of cream. Full-bodied yet silky and refined, with lovely texture and length. Delicious and long. Gorgeous. Best after 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


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