Monbousquet Saint-Émilion 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Bordeaux
R1,200
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(Only 9 left)

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95
WS
New
'Espresso crema and melted black licorice aromas give way to a lush range of cassis, plum reduction and blackberry confiture flavors that roll through with authority. Long finish is carried by a buried graphite note and hint of smoldering earth. An amped in style but if you like muscle and panache, you'll dig this. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2022 through 2038.' – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 95/100 (Mar 2021)

'The 2018 Monbousquet is a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine has a pH of 3.78 and 14.38% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple colored, it comes bounding out of the glass with energetic notes of baked blackberries, kirsch and Black Forest cake, following by suggestions of Chinese five spice, iodine, unsmoked cigars, eucalyptus and crushed rocks with a waft of lavender. The palate is full-on full-bodied, possessing tons of rich, spicy black fruits and a velvety texture, delivering impressive tension for this level of ripeness, finishing long with a lifted savoriness. Give it 3-4 more years in bottle and drink it over the next 20+ years. Drink 2024-2044.' – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 93+/100 (Mar 2021)

'The 2018 Monbousquet is a total turn-on. Rich, heady and voluptuous, the 2018 is flat-out delicious today. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, spice, leather, new French oak and licorice are all dialed up in this unapologetically flamboyant Saint-Émilion. I don't expect the 2018 to be a long-term ager, but I doubt that is much of a concern for readers who buy it. Drink 2023-2033.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 93/100 (Mar 2021)

'A successful Monbousquet, although still with the tell-tale wide tannins and expansive mid-palate that threaten to overtake the whole structure. It takes a heartbeat to kick in, which is enjoyable, and the tannins certainly have walls and flexibility to them, with juice running through the fruit. It retains the signature style, with a nod to softening things up. 39hl/ha yield in 2018. Drinking Window 2026 - 2038.' – Jane Anson, Decanter, 91/100 (Apr 2019)
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Condition New
Alcohol 14.4%
Blend information 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating WS 95
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