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Chateau Monbousquet Saint Emilion 2012

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Chateau Monbousquet Saint Emilion 2012


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Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion
Brand Chateau Monbousquet
  • we92-94

Wine EnthusiastBarrel sample. The only Grand Cru Classé on the sandy plain of Saint-Emilion, Monbousquet is producing great wines thanks to huge investments by owner Gerard Perse. This Merlot-dominated blend is ripe, spicy, rich and open.

Roger Voss, April 9, 2013
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Wine SpectatorA horse of a different color, with savory and sage notes streaking past the well-endowed core of glistening plum, blackberry and boysenberry fruit. A polished mesquite edge frames all the elements, while the finish glides on. Best from 2017 through 2027.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2015
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Wine AdvocateThe 2012 reveals lots of Asian spice characteristics interwoven with Christmas fruitcake, black cherries, black currants, toasty oak and a touch of vanillin. About 40-50% new oak is used during the wine's upbringing, but like most of the Gerard Perse offerings, it has an extended maceration cuvaison of 40-60 days. The results include lots of fruit, ripe tannin and a round, generous style. This 2012 should drink nicely for 10-12 years.

Robert Parker, April 2013