2005 Monbousquet

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-EMILION
  • 94 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 78 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 54487-2005-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($90) Full ruby-red. Captivating aromas of black raspberry, smoked meat, mocha and licorice. Wonderfully sweet, dense and fat but with excellent vinosity and inner-mouth perfume to the flavors of berries, mocha and licorice. A compellingly tactile vintage for Monbousquet, with the substantial but sweet tannins buffered by the wine's chewy mid-palate material. This was aged in 80% new oak, compared to 60% to 65% in 2006 and 2007. Really transcends its less-than-ideal terroir in Saint Sulpice de Faleyrens.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    A beautiful effort from Monbousquet, this 2005 comes across to me as one of their strongest efforts, with notes of toasty oak, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit as well as some licorice, incense and flowers. Full-bodied and opulent, this is an amazing wine from a terroir on the so-called 'wrong side' of St.-Emilion. Drink it over the next 15 or more years. It is an amazing performance.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Shows beautiful aromas of crushed blackberry, currant and sultana. Full-bodied, with superfine tannins and a long, caressing finish. Balanced and beautiful. 7,250 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Very dark crimson. Quite toasty and developed on the nose. Easy oak with a bit of smoke. It's not TOO exaggerated. Though it's a little tough on the finish. Very advanced - not for the long term. Deliberately forced for early development?
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Adriel L
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: NathanL
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Probably much too early to drink, but very satisfying and needed a good Bordeaux to go with the steaks I was preparing. Lots of tannins. Should age well.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2035
    Author: Nick O
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 2154 bottles owned
  • 286 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 286 collectors)