Monbousquet 2005

Product Details

Vintage
2005
Colour
Red
Appellation
St Emilion

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12 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £840.00 1 cs

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
92

Robert Parker''s Wine Advocate 30/04/2008

More Burgundian than Bordeaux-like, Gerard Perse’s 2005 white Monbousquet exhibits rich, medium to full-bodied flavors of smoky oak, mango, white peaches, honeysuckle, and nectarine. While delicious, its aging potential is suspect, and I suggest consuming it over the next 4-5 years

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, cherry, and spice characteristics along with a touch of incense. Full-bodied and opulent, with an atypically rigid structure, this is a remarkable achievement for such a humble terroir. It admirably reflects Gerard Perse’s obsessive commitment to excellence. Look for this 2005 to hit its stride in 7-8 years, and last for 15-20. (95)

Michael Schuster
87

Dark red; sweetly ripe, cedary nose; rich, concentrated, powerful and tannic; a big, forceful wine of modest complexity within the muscular frame. Chewy to the point of astringency. Very ripe fruit, and good length. Difficult to know when this will mellow by though. 2018-30