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    Chateau Monbousquet 2001
    Bordeaux Red Blends - St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

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    • ST91
    • RP91
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    Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate, 91 International Wine Cellar

    Region: St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 75041

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Grape varieties: 70 % merlot, 20 % cabernet franc, 10 % cabernet sauvignon

    Average age of the vines: 28 years

    An intense ruby-red colour. Delicate woody aromas with notes of toast and ripe fruit. In the mouth the attack is supple and full, the tannins refined and the structure very aromatic. The red fruit comes to the fore - blackberry and cherry. Excellent concentration and a fresh finish with good aromatic return of the fruit.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The home estate of Chantal and Gerard Perse, the 2001 Monbousquet (a 7,500-case blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon bottled unfined and unfiltered) is a big, flamboyant, sexy offering with a dense ruby/purple color as well as a big, sweet nose of licorice, dried herbs, smoke, black currants, and blackberries. Beautifully textured, medium to full-bodied, opulent, and forward, this is a juicy, succulent, seductive claret to drink over the next 10-12 years.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Deep red-ruby. Expressive, in-your-face aromas of black raspberry, plum, game, leather and chocolate. Sweet and sexy on the palate, with complex flavors of plum, raspberry, tobacco, minerals, leather and chocolate. Finishes with sweet tannins and excellent length. This seems remarkably open and accessible today but has solid underlying structure for mid-term aging.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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