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

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