Monbousquet Blanc 2017

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Emilion
ColourWhite
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

There was just a little frost here this year. Blended of 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sauvignon Gris, 5% Sémillon and 5% Muscadelle, the 2017 Blanc comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant scents of ripe apricots, lemon curd and tangerine peel plus nuances of lime leaves, honeysuckle, cedar and chalk dust. Medium-bodied, the palate is very fresh and vibrant with loads of citrusy layers and a minerally backbone, finishing with great length and loads of zip. 2020 - 2029

Score: 92Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (March 2020), March 2020

The 2017 Monbousquet Blanc, a majority Sauvignon Blanc, has a straightforward bouquet with scents of passion fruit, honeysuckle and jasmine, nicely defined if not overly complex. The palate is well balanced with a fresh entry. There is a nice salinity to this white Saint-Émilion with a little more precision on the finish compared to recent vintages. Fine. Drink 2020-2026.

Score: 88Neal Martin, vinous.com, February 2020

There was just a little frost here this year. A blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sauvignon Gris, 5% Sémillon and 5% Muscadelle, the 2017 Blanc has pretty aromas of lemon curd, white peaches and fresh grapefruit with touches of chalk dust and orange blossom. The palate is medium-bodied, very zippy and refreshing with a great intensity of citrus flavors and a mineral-laced finish.

Score: 90/92Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (236), April 2018

This is a dense, waxy white with sliced apples, lemon rind and mangoes. Full body. Phenolic tension and form. Lovely length and creaminess. Crunchy. Better to try this after 2021.

Score: 93James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com (June 2019), January 2020

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