2001 Chateau Monbousquet St. Emilion Grand Cru
48 Ratings
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48 Ratings
2001 Chateau Monbousquet St. Emilion Grand Cru

Wine Description

(From 1996 Vintage) Excellent deep ruby color. Primary aromas of dark berries, cherry, shoe polish and smoky oak. Supple, rich and textured, but not as pliant or layered as the '97 due to slightly edgy acids. Finishes with well-distributed, dusty tannins that will require a few years to soften.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2004 Vintage) Deep red-ruby. Very ripe aromas of plum and beefsteak tomato, with hints of meat and truffle. Broad and fat on the palate, with soft flavors of redcurrant, plum, tobacco, leather and pepper. Finishes ...

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    First taste, wine was too warm. LF had them chill it for about 15 min, amazing difference! Tasted perfect after that.

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2005 Vintage) "From a less than noble terroir in Saint-Sulpice de Faleyrens, Gerard Perse has accomplished miraculous things at Monbousquet. Prior to his acquisition of this property in the mid-nineties, this wine tasted like watered-down Beaujolais, but Perse has turned it into one of the more stunning, modern-styled wines of Bordeaux. A blend of approximately two-thirds Merlot, one-third Cabernet Franc and 8-10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2005 exhibits plenty of toasty oak, roasted herb, meat juice, blackberry,...
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 164 on Apr-06