Chateau Monbousquet Blanc 2007

Bordeaux White Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 103599
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • ST93
  • WS93
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • RP92
  • ST91

Winemaker's Notes

Monbousquet blanc was created to prove that it is possible to make a great white wine in Saint Emilion. The wine is aged in new oak barrels on its lees and bâtonné (regularly stirred with a stick) to release its full aromatic complexity. Monbousquet blanc is aged in the same barrel for 6 months. The final blending is done just before bottling, and the wine is neither fined nor filtered.

Critical Acclaim

"Shows lots of pineapple, mineral and lemon character. Fresh and lively, with plenty of flavor and crispness. This is complex. 75 percent Sauvignon Blanc, 25 percent Sauvignon Gris.
Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points "
93 Points

"Bright, pale yellow. Sappy, complex nose offers citrus peel, pineapple, fresh herbs and a whiff of banana. Extremely fresh and primary in the mouth, with rare intensity and stylishness for this cuvee, which is made from a single hectare of vines planted to 60% sauvignon blanc, 30% sauvignon gris and 5% each muscadelle and semillon. There's terrific cut and lift to the flavors of spices, fresh herbs and honey; a bit like chewing on grapes today. Finishes very long, pure and perfumed. Promises to be the finest and most complex vintage yet for this rare white wine from St. Emilion. Range: 90-93"
93 Points

Learn About Chateau Monbousquet Map ItMap It

Chateau Monbousquet's origin goes back to 1540. The chateau has changed hands many times throughout the year, but there were two very significant periods in its history. From 1682 to 1826, Monbousquet was owned by the De Carles family. The chateau itself was built in 1779, and its fame grew in the 19th Century, under the short ownership of Count de Vassal-Monviel. The Count owned...

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Learn About St-Emilion

(saint eh-meel-YOHN) Medieval Village, Modern Wine A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux...

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Learn About Bordeaux White Blends

Bordeaux White Blend
There's white wine in Bordeaux, too! Typically made from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and bits of Muscadelle, white Bordeaux can be a fully dry table wine or, as in Sauternes, a deliciously sweet dessert wine. In other areas of the world, a Bordeaux blend consists primarily of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, either of which may be the predominant variety. Bordeaux blends can vary in style, but most have good acidity and often a mineral overtone.

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