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1998 Monbousquet Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - St Emilion - Red

France - Bordeaux - St Emilion

Red Bordeaux Blend
JR 14
WA 94
WS 93
IWC 90-91
Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2017 WA: 2003-2020 WS: 2008+
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IWC 90-91
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 90

Bright ruby. Lively aromas of cassis, blackberry, violet and spice. Rich and creamy in the mouth, with spicy dark berry flavors. Finishes with substantial but ripe tannins and excellent length. Plenty of extraction here but gracefully done.

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JR 14
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2010-2015

Notably deep purplish crimson. Smells wild and savage – quite aggressive purple fruit flavours. Elderberries? Sweet and rich at the start and very hard work on the finish. Too much for me! The tannins are really rasping on the finish. Lots of alcohol. Very drying finish.

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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 134
Drink Dates 2003-2020

Yields of 28-30 hectoliters per hectare are among the lowest in St.-Emilion, which no doubt accounts for the wine's explosive richness. The final blend, 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc, was bottled unfined and unfiltered after 18 months in 100% new oak, with aging on the lees. <br><br/>It boasts a saturated plum/purple color in addition to an exotic bouquet of Asian spices, plum liqueur, prunes, and blackberries. Extremely full-bodied, unctuously-textured, structured, and well-defined, this spectacular achievement will drink well young, yet last for two decades.

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WS 93
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2008+

A big, new-wave wine. Extremely grapey, with toasted oak, grilled and berry aromas. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long finish. A crowd pleaser. Monbousquet is serious. 7,000 cases made.

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.795%
Tasted On 08/03/2013

Lovely with age and currently at peak.

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Author Juan K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.707%
Tasted On 01/28/2012
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Author SurgPA05
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.756%
Tasted On 12/01/2011
Drink Dates 2010-2017

Clear, Deep garnet core with browning rim variation. Clean intense bouquet of wood spice, black currant, bitter chocolate and menthol. Dry, intense palate of black fruit, roasted green pepper, smoke and bitter chocolate. Full Bodied, moderate+ alcohol, lenghty finish and big tannins. This is a monster!...a bit unexpected. Quite a lot going on in this huge St. Emilion...enjoyable...I think probably at its peak/plateau but plenty of tannin and acid to allow for further aging.

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Author Ed K994
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.059%
Tasted On 08/13/2010
Drink Dates 2009-2018

Very enjoyable wine. Good structure with good fruit.

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Author rwpeter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.297%
Tasted On 11/10/2009


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Author Steve
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.727%
Tasted On 01/11/2009

drank beautifully this X-mas

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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.154%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

Donated to me by Keith Levenberg, simply because he hated the wine and knew it was up my ally (which was extremely gracious of you by the way, I owe you a TBA!). Just about any Bordeaux fan knows what to expect from Gerard Perse and company, but I thought this relatively older vintage of his petit chateau made for particularly interesting research. I found this ?98 to be prettier and more finesse driven than expected, sporting sweet scents of violet, menthol and BBQ smoke in the nose. The palate was undoubtedly sultry and gained in strength as it progressed to the penetrating, wonderfully proportioned finish. Hickory, liquefied currant, roasted peppers and plum sauce echoed for just over 30 seconds. As the night went on, the wine became denser and distinctive chocolate notes emerged. I believe the percentage of Cabernet was high (roughly 30%), ironically giving it a more elegant, finesse driven character. Aging in a lovely fashion.

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Author metlaw
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 78.448%
Tasted On 12/01/1980
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