Chateau Monbousquet 2003 Grand cru classe
Chateau Monbousquet 2003 Grand cru classe. Sleek, elegant and refined, offering a beam of pain grille, espresso bean and black fruit that focused and pure, with a clean finish
Tasting notes, Robert Parker, 93 points
This was an amazing performance for Monbousquet. The 2003 exhibits plenty of fat and succulence along with a full-bodied, sexy mouthfeel, and lots of black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with licorice, baking spices and roasted herbs. Fully mature yet in no danger of falling apart or in decline, the color remains a healthy plum/garnet to the rim. This full throttle 2003 was one of the great buys of the vintage when it was first released, and continues to prove that great winemaking and viticultural management from less heralded terroirs can result in wines well-above their pedigree.