Château Monbousquet Saint-Emilion 2009
Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Winemaking and Maturation
The old fermentation cellar was recently rebuilt and now houses temperature controlled stainless steel vats. A new ageing cellar was also built. 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.
“Deep garnet coloured, the 2009 Monbousquet opens with intense scents of cigar box, new leather, espresso and Chinese five spice with a core of prunes, mulberries and baked cherries plus touches of garrigue and pencil lead. Full and richly fruited, with bags of spicy and savory layers, if has a firm rounded backbone and long, ferrous finish. 94/100”
– Robert Parker