Château Monbousquet experienced mixed fortunes in the 20th century, and sadly its name as a fine Saint-Émilion wine became synonymous with 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.
Monbousquet dates back to 1540, and the classically styled chateau was built in 1648 by Jacques de Geres. The estate’s 32 hectare vineyard is planted to 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, with an average age of 40 years divided into three sections.