Chateau Monbousquet (Futures Pre-sale) 2012
Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
"The only Grand Cru Classé on the sandy plain of Saint-Emilion, Monbousquet is producing great wines thanks to huge investments by owner Gerard Perse. This Merlot-dominated blend is ripe, spicy, rich and open.
Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points"
"The 2012 reveals lots of Asian spice characteristics interwoven with Christmas fruitcake, black cherries, black currants, toasty oak and a touch of vanillin. About 40-50% new oak is used during the wine's upbringing, but like most of the Gerard Perse offerings, it has an extended maceration cuvaison of 40-60 days. The results include lots of fruit, ripe tannin and a round, generous style.
Barrel Sample: 90-92 Points"
The Wine Advocate
"Bright medium ruby. Aromas of tangy red cherry, raspberry and cinnamon are complicated by a whiff of vanilla. Supple on entry, then penetrating in the middle, with medicinal and herbal nuances to the red cherry fruit. Surprisingly sweet and nicely ripe for the vintage. Finishes fresh and smoothly tannic.
Barrel Sample: 89-91 Points"
International Wine Cellar
"A beautiful nose of flowers, wet earth and fruit follow through to a full body, with super refined tannins and a beautiful finish. Refined and balanced. Some stoney, gravel character. 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
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