Ch Monbousquet 2003 Grand cru classe

Chateau Monbousquet 2003 Grand cru classe

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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.
Chateau Monbousquet 2003 Grand cru classe

appellation : Saint émilion grand cru classé

Location : south-west of the town
of Saint Emilion

Area under vine : 79 acres

Grape varieties : 60% merlot, 30% cabernet franc,
10% cabernet sauvignon

Average age of the vines : 38 years

Annual production : 8300 cases

GEOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS :
32 hectares with greatly diverse terroirs:
- sandy and sandy-clay soil with ironpan at a depth of 60-80 m
- sandy-gravel soil
- sandy-clay soil

viticulture :
Pruned to six spurs, green harvesting, leaf thinning, picking and sorting
by hand.

FERMENTATION :
The old fermentation cellar was recently rebuilt and now houses temperaturecontrolled
stainless steel vats. A new ageing cellar was also built.

AGEING :
18-24 months in new oak barrels with racking every 3 months. The final
blending is done just before bottling, and the wine is neither fined nor
filtered
appellation : Saint émilion grand cru classé The wine are 75cl bottle size

All recyclable

Vat and duty is included in the price