Posts Tagged Ch. Monbousquet

2001 Ch. Monbousquet, St. Emilion Grand Cru

Dark color. Huge concentration of black fruits. Black pepper note (!). Flowers. Roast coffee. Creamy vanilla. Seductive. MSRP: $70 Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2000 Ch. Monbousquet, St. Emilion Grand Cru

Young, tight, powerful. In the mouth, seems light and ethereal compared to the heavy-weighted 1999. Integrated. Elegant. Tannic grip at the end. Wow! MSRP: $130 (September 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1999 Ch. Monbousquet, St. Emilion Grand Cru

Deep color. Dense concentration of black fruit. Haunting, smoke-tinged nose. Fat. Lush. Rich in the mouth. Dried flowers and fruits. Tastes older than it is. MSRP: $75 (September 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1997 Ch. Monbousquet, St. Emilion Grand Cru

Some French barrel stink. Still shows lots of oak. Not a lot of fruit. Minerals. Elegant on the palate. The stink is being called “truffles” by the owners. Bacon fat. Mocha. Drink soon; won’t improve. MSRP: $38 (September 2003) Wine... Read more

2000 Ch. Monbousquet Blanc, St. Emilion

Absolutely exquisite! Power, layers of honey-tinged flowers, mango, peach, and just the right touch of smoky oak. The best dry Sauvignon Blanc-based wine I have ever tasted. MSRP: $75 (September 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

Bordeaux Trade Tasting in Los Angeles: December 3, 2002

By Glen Frederiksen The wines presented were from Gerard Perse and Alain Reynaud, owners of Ch. Pavie, Ch. Monbousquet, Ch. Pavie-Decesse, Ch. Bellevue-Mondotte, and Clos les Lunelles. A total of 21 wines in all were poured and discussed, with... Read more