Château Monbousquet Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

$59.99

From a mixture of sand, gravel, and clay soils, this unheralded terroir produces wines well-above its pedigree thanks to the extraordinary efforts of proprietors Chantal and Gerard Perse. The wines are given a 4- to 5-week maceration in both stainless steel and oak, and are aged sur-lie in new oak. The dark ruby/purple-colored 2003 offers up notes of smoky meats, melted licorice, jammy black cherries, spice box, earth, and cedar. This plump, fleshy, sexy, unfined, unfiltered wine represents a classic... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee and this was a special treat as not only was Weston from Montagu Wines in attendance, but Jason Moore, owner and winemaker for Modus Operandi Wines out of Napa. Blind format as always. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert. I thought this was an older version of the Fonplegade. Very similar noses of sweet fruit and oak. Almost American oak like (coconut, dill). Very dark fruit dominant, but the finish on this was more red/rhubarb and cherry liqueur. Some tar as well.

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee and this was a special treat as not only was Weston from Montagu Wines in attendance, but Jason Moore, owner and winemaker for Modus Operandi Wines out of Napa. Blind format as always. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert. I thought this was an older version of the Fonplegade. Very similar noses of sweet fruit and oak. Almost American oak like (coconut, dill). Very dark fruit dominant, but the finish on this was more red/rhubarb and cherry liqueur. Some tar as well.

9.3

Lauren Jenks Delectable Pro

Stinky big rusty nose, big dry violety finish.

Stinky big rusty nose, big dry violety finish.

9.1

Stephen Solaka Delectable Pro

2003 Vintage

2003 Vintage

9.2

Michael Hildbold Delectable Pro

Funky and great.

Funky and great.

9.3

Navin Budhwani

Drinking beautifully. Well balanced.

Drinking beautifully. Well balanced.

9.2

Charles Butler

Looking forward to a great experience with wine at the Bells while we Waterhouse super bowl. The first sip is smooth , full , intense , memorable. Bouquet is that typical French nose that you always question.. going to decant and wait to see what it does

Looking forward to a great experience with wine at the Bells while we Waterhouse super bowl. The first sip is smooth , full , intense , memorable. Bouquet is that typical French nose that you always question.. going to decant and wait to see what it does

9.2

Curtis Rice

Loved it!

Loved it!

9.7

Diana Cohen

Not my style. Flat no pronounced flavor. Terri Le just tastes like alcohol

Not my style. Flat no pronounced flavor. Terri Le just tastes like alcohol

7.4

Jane Day

Wonderful. Drinking NOW.

Wonderful. Drinking NOW.

9.2

Brian Bassi

Had nice elements, but was too harsh. Still could use mellowing and depth.

Had nice elements, but was too harsh. Still could use mellowing and depth.

8.7

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