Château Monbousquet, 2005

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France

Château Monbousquet, 2005

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: 2018-2030 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 103074 Alcohol: 13.5%
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Château Monbousquet 2005 was purchased in its original wooden cases and comes from one of Bordeaux's greatest vintages.

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.


"A beautiful effort from Monbousquet, this 2005 comes across to me as one of their strongest efforts, with notes of toasty oak, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit as well as some licorice, incense and flowers. Full-bodied and opulent, this is an amazing wine from a terroir on the so-called “wrong side” of St.-Emilion. Drink it over the next 15 or more years. It is an amazing performance." Robert Parker

"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." Stephen Tanzer