Chateau Monbousquet 2010
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Chateau Monbousquet
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
District: St Emilion
Grapes Varieties: 60% Merlot,30% Cabernet Franc,10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Classification: Production: 7000 cases
Ratings and Tasting Notes:WS=95 A lush, modern, style, with hyperdrive on the blueberry, loganberry and boysenberry fruit flavors. Nothing gets too heady though, as there's charcoal-studded grip, smoldering coffee grinds and roasted bay leaf notes all in the background for definition and further development with cellaring. Modern, yes, but firmly grounded in its terroir. Best from 2016 through 2035. WA=93 Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Monbousquet slides effortlessly out of the glass with seductive notes of baked plums, blackberry compote and dried mulberries plus hints of espresso, black olives and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is firmly structured with chewy tannins and lively acidity framing the Rubenesque fruit, finishing long and savory. AG=92, JS=92 This white shows amazing sliced pear and apricot tart yet full of mineral and dried pears. Full body, with bright acidity and nutty, toasted wood, and dried apricots. This is complex and beautiful. This is layered. Need at least three or four years more.