Chateau Monbousquet Saint Emilion Grand Cru [Pre-arrival] 2019
JS93-94: Plenty of deep, rich fruit with blackberries, tar and walnuts. Moss, too. It's full and flavorful. Tannic and rich. Very intense.
VM92-94: The 2019 Monbousquet is dark, racy and exotic to the core. Blackberry jam, gravel, menthol, cloves and leather explode onto the palate as this unctuous Saint-Émilion shows off its extroverted personality. The 2019 is not at all subtle, but it sure is inviting. Even with all of its obvious richness, the 2019 has a good bit of structure. This is an especially fine and promising vintage for Monbousquet.
JD93-95: A year-in, year-out value, the 2019 Château Monbousquet knocks it out of the park with its ripe, sexy, yet also elegant profile. Currants, black cherries, blueberries, toasted spice, chocolate, and a touch of minerality all define the bouquet, and it's beautifully balanced, has richness as well as elegance, and is unquestionably a stunning 2019!