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Monbousquet 2019

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > St Emilion
Grape VarietyMerlot

Always one of the most concentrated and "mondiale" style wines of Saint Emilion. Monbousquet was the first vineyard purchased by Chateau Pavie owner Gerard Perse back in 1993. The 32 hectares are planted with 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2018 yield was 39 hl/ha and the elevage is in 50% new oak.

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Tasting Notes

The 2019 Monbousquet remains deep in color. The bouquet is opulent and generous, featuring macerated black cherries, cassis and violet and a drop of balsamic in the background. Finely delineated, though it just misses a bit of charm. The palate is sweet and candied on the entry, the new oak quite conspicuous and leaving some unwanted wood tannins on the back palate. Still grippy on the finish, this Monbousquet needs to meld together in bottle. It feels a bit tough at the moment. 2025 - 2045

Neal Martin, vinous.com, February 2022

Aromas of ripe cherries, fig jam, sweet soil tones, cloves and other warm spices introduce the 2019 Monbousquet, a medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated wine that's broad and generous, with a muscular, fruit-driven profile underpinned by plenty of powdery, generously extracted tannin.

William Kelley, RobertParker.com, April 2022

Plenty of deep, rich fruit with blackberries, tar and walnuts. Moss, too. It’s full and flavorful. Tannic and rich. Very intense.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, June 2020
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