(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.
(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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Wine Advocate A sexy blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the robust 2007 Monbousquet displays lots of toasty oak intermixed with sweet kirsch, blacker fruits, and spice box. Plush, medium to full-bodied, and supple textured, it is ideal for drinking over the next 7-8 years. Score: 90. —Robert Parker, April 2010.
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