Chateau Monbousquet  2012 Front Label
Chateau Monbousquet  2012 Front Label

Chateau Monbousquet 2012

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Winemaker Notes

Blend: 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast
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
WS 93
Wine Spectator
A horse of a different color, with savory and sage notes streaking past the well-endowed core of glistening plum, blackberry and boysenberry fruit. A polished mesquite edge frames all the elements, while the finish glides on. Best from 2017 through 2027.
JS 92
James Suckling
This is really soft and fine for Monbousquet. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a chocolate, vanilla bean and berry character. Very fine. 60% merlot, 30% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon. Better in 2017.
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From the least hallowed terroir of the Perse family, the 2012 Monbousquet (a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon) displays spicy vanillin and new oak, Christmas fruitcake aromas along with incense, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit. It is medium-bodied, with light tannin in a very approachable style. It is certainly not the most concentrated Monbousquet ever made under the Perse regime, but it is very well-balanced and capable of hitting its prime in about 3-4 years and lasting 12-15.
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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.

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