Château Monbousquet, 1998

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France

Château Monbousquet, 1998

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Merlot 60%, Cabernet Franc 30%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Michel Rolland - consultant Optimum Drinking: 2017-2023 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 100363 Alcohol: 13.5%
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Château Monbousquet 1998 was purchased in original wooden case.

1998 was a very good year for right bank Bordeaux, although careful selection is necessary, as there were some truly great wines like Monbousquet made, as well as some lesser examples of the vintage.

Château Monbousquet experienced mixed fortunes in the 20th century, and sadly its name as a great Saint-Émilion became synonymous with dull, dilute unattractive wines.

However, the French supermarket magnet, Gérard Perse, who took over in the early 1990s oversaw a complete renovation of the cellar and vineyards and hired the legendary Bordeaux consultant winemaker, Michel Rolland. The quality of Monbousquet's wines literally soared and have been consistently excellent ever since.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).


"Yields of 28-30 hectoliters per hectare are among the lowest in St.-Emilion, which no doubt accounts for the wine's explosive richness....bottled unfined and unfiltered after 18 months in 100% new oak, with aging on the lees.

"It boasts a saturated plum/purple color in addition to an exotic bouquet of Asian spices, plum liqueur, prunes, and blackberries. Extremely full-bodied, unctuously-textured, structured, and well-defined, this spectacular achievement will drink well young, yet last for two decades." Robert Parker

"A full-throttle, jammy red, with lots of coffee, raisin and spice character on both nose and palate. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long, rich finish." Wine Spectator