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2016 Chateau Monbousquet St. Emilion Grand Cru (750ml)

SKU: 29376
WA
90-92
JD
95
JR
17
JS
94-95
VM
92
France
Bordeaux
750ml
Reviews/Information
"(94-95) out of 100...This is very layered and firm with beautiful tannins and richness. Full-bodied, tight and spicy with lovely depth. Refined and pretty." - James Suckling

"(90-92) out of 100...The 2016 Monbousquet is a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped at 38 hectoliters per hectare at 14.46% alcohol. It was picked between 6-11 October and matured in 70% new oak, the remainder one-year-old barrels. It offers an opulent but well defined bouquet of black cherries, violets and fresh fig, a little tight initially but soon unfolding in the glass. The palate is quite rich and generous on the opening with layers of blackberry and raspberry laced with graphite and a pinch of cracked black pepper. It tapers in a little towards the finish, completing a bold and assertive Monbousquet that is likely to require four or five years in bottle in order to soften those tannins. Interestingly, the sample tasted at Pavie was a little more flamboyant than the more classically styled one that I tasted elsewhere and preferred." - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
$51.95 each
Available: Pre-arrival