After at least 8 weeks without alcohol (sorry to all my fans lol), I had to break my fast on my anniversary with at least a glass. Unfortunately, not a standout wine. I believe I had good luck with the 2015 and or 2016 vintages of this, but here... A blast of sour red cherries on the nose and palate, candied. Super astringent, bitter.
The good news is that for 19.years I have been married to a woman who has always been my champion, has always wanted the best for me, and has stuck with me through a lot of ups and downs, including wine. Thanks Mimi, I love you baby...
Consider this your card 😅
90+ points for the wine
99+ for the marriage — 20 hours ago
Around 25 ha of vines, limestone clay and the average age of the vines is 45 years. Dominated by Merlot (65%) with CF and CS (25-10%). Red and black fruit, some flowers and five spices. Very smooth and soft tannins on the pallet, drinking remarkable well for young wine like this! Thumbs up from the queen so happy with this OWC for a bargain. — 10 days ago
Not an easy vintage for anyone in bordeaux. This is very elegant and understated with this sophisticated blend of Merlot and the cabernets. Right bank meets left bank and is a good cross. One of the last vintages of the old regime at Figeac and highly recommended !! — 25 days ago
Color of different shades of purple, with a hue of ruby and a bit cloudy. Nose of spicy alcohol, oak, fermented cabbage, ripe grapes, and some strawberry. Taste for the nose, dominant by the grapes note, with addition of grapefruit zest, strawberry syrup, and a bit graphite mineral note. Dried with some tannins. Aftertaste of some more grape note, and a hint of sweetness. Average, considering the price. — 2 days ago
2018 vintage. Mint, cinnamon, molasses, spent coffee grounds, cassis and orange peel compose the bouquet. Medium body but medium/big tannins. Orange-based tea and earthy finish. Meanders in an endearing manner with just enough richness to coat and mitigate multiple astringent flavors…and ultimately…comes into focus pushing a really delicious balance. Ignore at your own peril/price point. — 10 days ago
Deep nose of blackcurrant, plum, dark chocolate, eucalyptus, incense with subtle green notes. Full body. The warm soft entry belies a rich and powerful palate. Very chewy tannins.
Consumed the bottle over 3 days and it did not miss a beat. Given time, this 2nd wine of Monbousquet could challenge a lot of grand vines from the average-to-good vintages, a testament to the great 16’ vintage. — 2 days ago
Very dark ruby robe that does not show the 39 years of the wine. Enthralling nose of cedar, tobacco and top soil notes, followed by a medium bodied, long and elegant mouth made of dark fruits, leather, asian spices and a hint of licorice. This is an amazing bottle by any counts and its in its infancy, lots of tension here. Phenomenal drinking now but trust us, no rush. Wow !! — 4 days ago
2017 vintage. Oh. Wow. Blue/black fruit, dusty cedar and rhubarb in the nose. Silky medium body. The cedar (and a bit of oak) galloping through on a body thinning finish that ends up supremely dry after collecting zinc, orange peel and sea salt. This baby needs some TLC in the cellar and will grow up to be an absolute monster. — 12 days ago