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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Chateau Monbousquet Blanc 2007
Chateau Monbousquet Blanc 2007
(search item no. 103599)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $56.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

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.
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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.