Château Monbousquet Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1996

$54.95

I extend my congratulations and accolades to the relatively young new proprietor of Monbousquet, Gerard Perse. With his acquisition of Pavie, Pavie-Decesse, and La Clusiere, he has quickly become the most powerful player in St.-Emilion. This is good news for consumers since Perse is obsessed with quality... At a blind tasting in New York City, Monbousquet, inserted as one of the sleeper picks in a tasting of the top 1995s, was selected as the finest wine by a majority of the more than 125 people in attendance!... The 1996 Monbousquet is an outstanding effort... it exhibits an exotic nose of kirsch liqueur, cassis, roasted herbs, espresso, and mocha. It possesses excellent texture, impressive depth and richness, and sweet toasty oak. The saturated dark ruby/purple color suggests a dense wine. The finish is both long and well-delineated, with moderate tannin. This beautifully-etched Monbousquet... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

John Zuzek

A beautiful example of an smoothly aging right bank Bordeaux. A dusty nose with still plenty of dark fruits and some anise and tobacco. It is holding up well still putting out a lengthy and pleasant finish.

A beautiful example of an smoothly aging right bank Bordeaux. A dusty nose with still plenty of dark fruits and some anise and tobacco. It is holding up well still putting out a lengthy and pleasant finish.

9.0

Michael Piaker

5 August 2017. Southampton, NY.

5 August 2017. Southampton, NY.

9.0

Kim Moreland (in Chicago)

1996 - bright berry fruit, smooth tannins, earth, yum!

1996 - bright berry fruit, smooth tannins, earth, yum!

9.4

Zoe Zhou

15min:not fruity,墨水,very tannic. need aging -45min+ dark cherry,chocolate,coffee liquere -decant 1hr30min dark chocolate,leaves,mint,铅笔?dark cherry good long after taste

15min:not fruity,墨水,very tannic. need aging -45min+ dark cherry,chocolate,coffee liquere -decant 1hr30min dark chocolate,leaves,mint,铅笔?dark cherry good long after taste

9.1

Brian Grech

Color of a Sangiovese, muted complexity of a classic Bordeaux. Like opening Pandora's box.

Color of a Sangiovese, muted complexity of a classic Bordeaux. Like opening Pandora's box.

9.5

Robin Kelley O'Connor Delectable Pro

Educator Italian Wine Merchants

How was it showing?

How was it showing?

9.9

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