Château Monbousquet

Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.016 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Shengli Hu

Ripe red cherry, sanguine characters, fruit cake [giveaway: St Emilion] allspice, tobacco. High tannins (the grip indicates a vintage with heat spikes) — tasted at the blind tasting session by Mary Gorman-McAdams

Ripe red cherry, sanguine characters, fruit cake [giveaway: St Emilion] allspice, tobacco. High tannins (the grip indicates a vintage with heat spikes) — tasted at the blind tasting session by Mary Gorman-McAdams

Nov 8th, 2019
Ken Z
9.4

Drank 10/11/18. Tasting pour.

Nose of sweet plumbs, blackberry, raspberry liquer, and raisins. Big palate of black fruit, cocoa, and earth. Firm but well integrated tannins, long finish. One of the more closed 15's I've tasted. Give it 5 or more years to come together.

4/22/9/5/4 +50 = 94 Pts

Drank 10/11/18. Tasting pour.

Nose of sweet plumbs, blackberry, raspberry liquer, and raisins. Big palate of black fruit, cocoa, and earth. Firm but well integrated tannins, long finish. One of the more closed 15's I've tasted. Give it 5 or more years to come together.

4/22/9/5/4 +50 = 94 Pts

Oct 11th, 2018
Matthew Bull

Sumptuous - pretty full@bodied, rich and ripe.

Sumptuous - pretty full@bodied, rich and ripe.

Jul 3rd, 2020
Michelle OwensMartin

Cocoa powder, wild strawberries, early rose garden, play dough, hints of mint in the bouquet. Blueberry black cherry, strong tart black tea tannins on the finish. Needed to decant longer but very unique and fascinating St Emilion red.

Cocoa powder, wild strawberries, early rose garden, play dough, hints of mint in the bouquet. Blueberry black cherry, strong tart black tea tannins on the finish. Needed to decant longer but very unique and fascinating St Emilion red.

Apr 12th, 2020
Erik Reed Borman

Excellent wine, but was paired with a gumbo. Full bodied wine, would be excellent with a steak.

Excellent wine, but was paired with a gumbo. Full bodied wine, would be excellent with a steak.

Mar 15th, 2020
Sean Griffin

High tannins. Did not open. Probably opened it several years too soon.

High tannins. Did not open. Probably opened it several years too soon.

Dec 24th, 2019
Lawrence Bernstein

Very dry. Too tannic and did not open. Inky color and very concentrated. Was OK with a steak.

Very dry. Too tannic and did not open. Inky color and very concentrated. Was OK with a steak.

Aug 1st, 2019
E Gant
9.3

Dark fruit, elegant tannins, balanced.

Dark fruit, elegant tannins, balanced.

May 10th, 2019
Scott Kahn

Admittedly I’m drinking this way too early, but it’s complex while extremely dry on the finish. Richness with little interference from oak, this wine wine will develop over time. Our group was 50:50 on this wine.

Admittedly I’m drinking this way too early, but it’s complex while extremely dry on the finish. Richness with little interference from oak, this wine wine will develop over time. Our group was 50:50 on this wine.

Oct 21st, 2018
Lawrence Bernstein

Young and full of berry.

Young and full of berry.

May 28th, 2018