Elaboration of 2005 Château Monbousquet Blanc
2005 Château Monbousquet Blanc
This wine made from Sauvignon Blanc and Gris demonstrates Saint-Emilion's potential for great white winemaking. The key is in understanding the terroir to achieve the mineral expression fundamental to a complex white wine. The wine's golden-yellow colour is brilliant and limpid. Aromatic intensity is expressed through fresh citrus peel, lime, lemon, and passion fruit—a remarkable complexity that is in constant evolution as the wine continues to breathe. The wine's attack is fresh and full, with richness balanced by an acidity of fine structure and quality. The mid-palate is smooth, showing great volume. Although oak is present, it has become well-incorporated by reducing the excessive barrel aging of previous vintages. This change from the formerly massive style is most welcome. This is a lively wine showing fine mineral character and a good, long finish that is mouthwatering and flavorful—it is the type of wine which makes you want another glass. The 2005 vintage is well-known for its red wines, but the whites offer immense pleasure, too. The wine shines with a meal of Brittany shrimp, roast crayfish, lobster salad, or filet of bass with oysters. Another good choice would be roast poultry with winter mushrooms. And don't forget the goat cheese.
Winemaker's notes from Wine.com
The origins of Château Monbusquet go back to 1540. Although the Château changed hands many times over the centuries, there are two significant periods in its history. From 1682 to 1826, Monbousquet was owned by the illustrious de Carles family. The present Château was mostly built in 1779. Relatively small at the time, the vineyard nevertheless had a fine reputation. Its fame grew in the 19th century, under the short, but dynamic, ownership of Count de Vassal-Montviel. The Count owned Monbousquet from 1858 until 1877, enlarging the vineyard to its current size, thereby signicantly increasing production.More about the Winery
Reviews of 2005 Château Monbousquet Blanc
It had a dark yellow colour. Smells really good, like banana and lychees. The Monbousquet Blanc Bordeaux tastes dry.
Monbousquet Blanc Bordeaux 2016
It has a strong colour considering that it is a Château Monbousquet. Clear memories of white flowers. In the palate is warm and dense.
We tried it with Milanese rice.