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1995 Chateau MONBOUSQUET Bordeaux Red Saint-Emilion

$113.00

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Known for its lush style, ripe, and overall ‘New-World’ style, Château Monbousquet is an outlier in the Saint-Émilion region of Bordeaux, France. With their quality at an all-time high in recent years, the chateau is releasing wines that are now considered some of the best in the region.
750 ML
12.5% ABV

1 in stock

More than four centuries of history define Château Monbousquet, passed through the hands of many successive owners, its production acquires since the 18th century a very good reputation in Saint-Emilion.
In 1993, Gerard Perse (owner of Château Pavie) 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. After over a decade of ownership, Monbousquet was promoted to Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé, becoming one of the region’s leading wines.

Description

Located 500 meters from the south slopes of Saint-Emilion, Château Monbousquet benefits from an exceptional terroir diversity with a parc of 7 hectares in the heart of the property and two distinct types of soil for the vineyard. One composed of sandy-clay soils, allowing a fresh, fruity and powerful expression of the Merlot, accounting for about 60% of the blend. On the south part of the property, you’ll find more gravelly soil, therefore rather warm, allowing the significant proportion of Cabernets to provide softness and substantial structure. This complexity gives to Château Monbousquet a unique character yet proper to the terroir of the right bank.

Wine Advocate – 92 Points

Although similar to the 1996, the 1995’s fruit is more accessible, and while the tannin is elevated, it is buffered by lower acidity, as well as more glycerin and fat. The 1995 offers an opaque purple color, and a glorious nose of new oak, spice, and abundant black fruits. This full-bodied, super-extracted, multi-layered wine must be tasted to be believed – especially for readers who remember Monbousquet as the soft, innocuous, commercially-styled St.-Emilion it was for many decades. The 1995 has more accessibility than its blockbuster younger sibling, but it still requires 4-5 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2022.
Monbousquet is one of the up and coming stars of St.-Emilion, as evidenced by the commitment of the relatively young new proprietor, Gerard Perse, to producing high quality wines. Feb/1998 —Robert Parker, Jr.

Wine Spectator – 92 Points

Immediate gratification in a bottle. Dark in color, with loads of coffee, tobacco, grilled meat and fruit aromas. Full-bodied and very velvety, with a long, smoky berry aftertaste. —James Suckling

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