1998 - Ch Monbousquet Grand Cru St Emilion
0698MONBOU _ 1998 - Ch Monbousquet Grand Cru St Emilion - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Monbousquet
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2008 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
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1998 CH MONBOUSQUET GRAND CRU ST EMILION - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Monbousquet
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2008 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
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Case price £884.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, April 1999,
    Score: 90-93

    Since Gerard Perse took over this estate, Monbousquet has become one of the most opulently-textured, sexiest, and popular St.-Emilions. The 1998 is no exception, and Perse believes it is the finest wine he has yet made. The color is a deep saturated black/purple. Stunning aromatics of blackberries, raspberries, and smoky new oak explode from the glass. A textured, open-knit, full-bodied wine with abundant glycerin, concentration, and ripe fruit, this hedonistic, consumer-friendly effort will be immensely popular when released. It should drink reasonably well young, even though it possesses more structure than previous vintages, yet keep for 12-15+ years. In 1998, yields were 26 hectoliters per hectare, and the final blend was 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink: 1999-2014.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2000,
    Score: 92-95

    The terrific 1998 is the finest Monbousquet yet produced. A black/purple color is followed by a spectacular, soaring nose offering jammy blackberry/blueberry fruit, kirsch liqueur, new oak, and spice box aromas. Huge, dense, full-bodied, and powerful, with thrilling levels of extract and richness, moderately high tannin, and a sweetness and purity that must be tasted to be believed, this wine should drink well in 2-3 years, and last for two decades. Bravo! Drink: 2002-2022.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2001,
    Score: 94

    Yields of 28-30 hectoliters per hectare are among the lowest in St.-Emilion, which no doubt accounts for the wine's explosive richness. The final blend, 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc, was bottled unfined and unfiltered after 18 months in 100% new oak, with aging on the lees. It boasts a saturated plum/purple color in addition to an exotic bouquet of Asian spices, plum liqueur, prunes, and blackberries. Extremely full-bodied, unctuously-textured, structured, and well-defined, this spectacular achievement will drink well young, yet last for two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2020.

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Producer

Château Monbousquet

Bought in 1993 by Gérard Perse (who also now owns Ch.Pavie and Ch.Pavie Decesse), from the Querre family, this 32 hectare estate has been transformed by its owner, with the help of Michel Rolland, to produce some of the most concentrated and sumptuous "modern style" wines in the St.Emilion appellation. Planted with 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon witah an average vine age of 38 years. Low yeilds and elevage is in the state of the art cuverie with 100% new oak barrel ageing for 18-24 months. Robert Parker remarked "Every vintage of Monbousquet produced by Gérard Perse is outstanding. At the moment, it is probably the most exotic and sensual wine in Saint-Emilion, if not all Bordeaux."

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.