March 31, 2010

Chateau Monbousquet 2004 (St Emilion Grand Cru Classe)

The wine has matured to an inky garnet colour that is typical for a bottle of wine that is unfined and unfiltered. Being from St Emilion, Monbousquet is predominantly Merlot which represents 60% of the final blend with the remainder being 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a medium bodied wine with fine silky tannins and plenty of delicious complexity.

The characters are of black plums, dark cherries, warm toast, savoury earth and chocolate with some cedar beginning to show. The finish is long and finely textured. Even though this wine is now 6 years old, it is drinking well now but certainly can do some more time.

Date: March 2010 Price: $ tbc Value: $$ Drink: Now – 5+ years


Looking for a something specific, please use search:

You May Also Like…

Casa Freschi Ragazzi Nebbiolo

Casa Freschi Ragazzi Nebbiolo

Who makes it? Casa Freschi is the label of winemaker David Freschi started in the 1998. David turns the grapes from his family’s original vineyard planted in Australia’s Langhorne Creek. This vineyard was planted in the 1970s although David planted Nebbiolo in the...

Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon

Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon

Who makes it? Ringbolt Cabernet is one of the extensive, and very well made, portfolio from the Hill Smith family. The Hill Smith family is also the family behind the world famous Yalumba wine brand. This is one of those wines that tends to deliver year in and year...

Philip Shaw The Conductor Merlot

Philip Shaw The Conductor Merlot

Who makes it? Philip Shaw has a very stylish cellar door on the outskirts of Orange, New South Wales. He has some of the highest vineyards in Australia, despite being so close to Sydney. The Koomooloo vineyards sit around 900m altitude and there Philip Shaw has been...


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.