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Château Monbousquet

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2018 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Round, juicy, concentrated and loaded with licorice, smoke, espresso, black cherry and blackberries, the wine offers more volume than usual but there is more energy in this vintage so you'll find lift in the finish. The wine is a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. 91-93 Pts

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2018 Château Monbousquet Blanc  (Bordeaux) 91

Honeysuckle, green apple, lemon chiffon, tangerine, flowers and tropical fruits with just a bit of honey is what you find in the nose and in the bright, juicy, fruity finish. The wine was made from 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sauvignon Gris, 5% Semillon and 5% Muscadelle.

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2017 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Incense, red cherries, thyme and smoke open the wine. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, full, velvety, polished and forward. The fruit is bright and you sense true freshness. The percentage of new oak has dropped to 50%, placing the fruit center stage.

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2017 Château Monbousquet Blanc  (Bordeaux) 91

Blending 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sauvignon Gris, 5% Semillon and 5% Muscadelle creates a lively vintage with lemon rind, grapefruit and floral notes. This bright, refreshing wine finishes up crisp with a pod of vanilla bean rappelling through the yellow citrus.

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2016 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Medium/full-bodied, with a core of smoky, licorice coated, plums accompanied by a blast of just brewed espresso and you have the nose. Round, lush and soft on the palate, the nose carries through to the palate in the end note.

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Deep in color, smoke, licorice and black cherry scents create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is lush, soft and polished and the plummy fruits are accented by licorice and espresso. Give this a few years for the oak to integrate.

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2015 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Oaky on the nose, with espresso, smoke, spice, vanilla, plum and cherry notes, the wine is medium-bodied, round, soft and already open. You can drink this now, or age it for more complexity.

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Medium-bodied, round-textured and packed with licorice, spicy black raspberries and a strong oak presence. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon reaching 14.45% with a pH of 3.78.

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2015 Château Monbousquet Blanc  (Bordeaux) 90

Citrus and floral notes, with fresh lemon peel and honeysuckle in a fresh and refreshing style. Made from a blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sauvignon Gris, 5% Semillon and 5% Muscadelle

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2014 Château Monbousquet Blanc  (Bordeaux) 89

Blending 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sauvignon Gris, 5% Semillon and 5% Muscadelle produced a wine with vanilla, lemon rind and grapefruit notes, round textures and a vanilla bean and fresh, crisp finish.

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2014 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Licorice, espresso and black raspberries with a forward, open, flashy, oaky, dark cherry finish. 88-90 Pts

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2013 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Licorice, spicy red berries and oak are present in the attack, which carry through to the oaky, sweet cherry finish in this difficult vintage. The wine is aging in 60% new French oak. 87-89 Pts

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2013 Château Monbousquet Blanc  (Bordeaux) 90

Refreshing lemon and pomelo in character, this soft, juicy wine finishes with a blast of grapefruit in the citrusy finish. 90 Pts

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2012 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Coffee bean, licorice, smoke, spice and jammy black raspberries make up the perfume. On the palate, the wine is approachable, soft, polished and round, ending with an oaky, sweet kirsch finish. 89-91 Pts

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2012 Château Monbousquet Blanc  (Bordeaux) 90

Fresh aromas of grapefruit, lemon, orange, honeysuckle and vanilla pair well with fleshy texture and fresh, citrus finish. This is an interesting wine as it features the highest percentage of Sauvignon Gris in Bordeaux. 90 Pts

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2011 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Light in color, with a briny, plum and espresso bean personality, this medium bodied wine is open, forward and ends with a soft, spicy, red berry finish.

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With licorice, cherry and earthy notes, this medium-bodied wine, with soft red cherries, spice, oak and olives in the finish, will drink well young. 90-91 Pts

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2010 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Coffee bean, oak, smoke and cherry notes open to a silky, soft, sweet, plummy wine packed with dense mocha covered cherries and lush textures. A few years will add to the wines complexities.

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Earth, sandalwood, coffee bean and ripe, jammy plum scents lead to a soft textured, round wine filled with sweet, ripe black and red berries and jam. 92-93 Pts

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2010 Château Monbousquet Blanc  (Bordeaux) 90

Pineapple jumps to the front of the fragrance line, followed by lemon and green apple notes. The wine is rich, sweet, forward and fleshy.

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2009 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Ready to drink, the wine is medium bodied, earthy, smoky and easily serves up its soft, espresso and cherry driven character with ease.

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Licorice, smoke, incense, jammy blackberry and vanilla in the nose. Soft, supple textures, full bodied, concentrated, but showing a bit too much oak.

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2009 Monbousquet is dark ruby. Spice, jammy dark berries, oak, and licorice comprise the perfume. The wine ends with black raspberries, chocolate, and spice. 90-92 Pts

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2008 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Espresso, spice and smoke, with incense and red fruits create the character. Medium bodied, fully developed, soft, sweet and ready to go.

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08 Château Monbousquet, starting off with strong scents of oak, black fruit, and spice, is fat and concentrated, with a lot of character for a wine from the sandy soils of St. Emilion. Chocolate, spice, and ample black fruit comprise the finish. 90-92 Pts

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2006 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Truffle, smoke, licorice, cherry and jam aromas open up the wine. Fully mature, medium bodied, and still showing some oak, this is at its best today.

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Fresh brewed Espresso, black cherry, smoke, licorice and earthy notes are found in the nose. The wine is fat, round and open, ending with a ripe, black cherry and fresh herb finish. Produced from a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is drinking where it needs to be.

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2005 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

This modern styled St. Emilion is not going to please everyone with its coffee, licorice and jammy notes, but tasters seeking a lusty, plush, opulently styled, forward, very ripe expression of St. Emilion are going to love it.

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60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon produced a wine showing licorice, black cherry preserves, vanilla, coffee, plum and earth. Supple in texture, with layers of ripe, sweet fruits, coffee and licorice. If the oak tones down a bit, this will be even better.

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2004 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Fully mature, medium bodied and delivering its smoky, licorice, espresso and plummy character with ease. The wine is soft, round and still a bit oaky, yet it also delivers soft, supple, textured fruit.

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2003 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Advanced in color, with a smoky, coffee, licorice jammy nose, the wine is past its prime and lost much of its intensity. Drink up.

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2001 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Fully mature, with a coffee, jam, earth, fennel and black cherry nose, the wine is lush and round in texture, ending with a dark cherry and espresso filled finish.

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2000 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Full mature, round, fleshy, ready and easily showing its espresso, smoke, licorice, fudge and cherry profile, there is a lot of fat to the plush, ripe finish. No decanting needed here, just pop and pour.

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This wine is all about the opulent, rich textures. It's a wine of pleasure, but it lacks finesse in the ripe, oaky, sweet, jammy personality. Some tasters are going to like this wine a lot more than others. This is drinking at close to its full level of maturity.

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Coffee, smoke, black cherry, fennel, earth and barnyard notes create the aromatics. Lush in texture and filled with ripe, round, soft berries with a touch of oak, this is drinking about as good as its going to get.

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Ripe black fruit, coffee, mocha, oak, licorice and spice scents are easys to locate. The wine is rich, full bodied and is already at the perfect spot to enjoy. This should be enjoyed over the next 5 years to capture its essence.

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1999 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Sweet cherry tobacco, vanilla, licorice, oak and black fruit in the nose. Fully matures, with soft round textures, a medium length, dark fruit filled finish with a touch of oak. There is not reason to hold this wine any longer. It is fully mature.

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1998 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Fully mature, with loads of espresso, licorice, smoke and black cherry, Round, easy to drink and ready to go, there is no reason to age this any longer. Just pop, pour and go.

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Chocolate, toffee, vanilla, fennel and jammy blackberry make up the perfume. Full bodied, soft textured and rich. The ripe dark fruit finish shows some wood.

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Fresh herbs, black cherry, smoke and hints of oak make up the aromatics. Good concentration allows the taster to enjoy a big mouthful of ripe, juicy, Merlot with added notes of licorice, vanilla and chocolate in this Bordeaux.

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Showing notes of spicy, jammy black fruit, coffee and licorice accents, this concentrated juice finishes with a clean, black fruit filled wallop. The texture becomes plush after an hour in the glass. But, this is not a finesse style of St. Emilion.

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1964 Château Monbousquet  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 65

About as dead as Julias Caeser, this light bodied wine was gasping for air the moment it left the bottle. I suppose the same thing would have happened to me, had I taken more than a few sips.

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