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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Chateau Monbousquet  2001
Chateau Monbousquet 2001
(search item no. 75041)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $84.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Grape varieties: 70 % merlot, 20 % cabernet franc, 10 % cabernet sauvignon

Average age of the vines: 28 years

An intense ruby-red colour. Delicate woody aromas with notes of toast and ripe fruit. In the mouth the attack is supple and full, the tannins refined and the structure very aromatic. The red fruit comes to the fore - blackberry and cherry. Excellent concentration and a fresh finish with good aromatic return of the fruit.

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About Chateau Monbousquet:

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 the estate from 1858 until 1877, enlarging the vineyard to its current size and significantly increasing production.

In 1993, Gerard Perse took ownership of Monbousquet, leading to many great accomplishments and a complete renovation, including a new drainage system, a barrel ageing cellar and state-of-the-art equipment introduced. Located 500 meters south of Saint-Emilion, the wines had ranked, for many years before Perse's time, somewhere in the middle ranges for Saint-Emilion wines. After over a decade of ownership, Monbousquet has become one of the region's leading wines.