"One of the most satisfying and popular wines among wine consumers in all of Bordeaux is Monbousquet, and even though it is not the best terroir, what Gerard and Chantal Perse have done with this property, which used to make wines that tasted like vegetal, watered-down Beaujolais, is remarkable. Yields in 2009 were 28 hectoliters per hectare, and the final blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon (the traditional blend here) tips the scales at 14.2% alcohol. Absolutely no new oak is showing, which is unusual for this wine, but that tells you how concentrated and textured the fruit is in this vintage. Dense ruby/purple to the rim, with plenty of exotic black fruits, jammy red fruits, some truffle, roasted herbs, and incense, the wine is full-bodied, luscious, exuberant, and opulent. It will be impossible to resist in its youth. This wine should drink well for 10-15 or more years, given the fact that a recently tasted 2000 was still an adolescent."
Robert Parker 93-95 Punkte
Quelle: "The Wine Advocate" issue 188
"Tasted at Chateau Pavie. Picked between 1st and 10th October and cropped at 28hl/ha, a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, this has a tightly wound blackberry, raspberry, cedar scented bouquet, the palate smooth on the entry, suppler than Chateau Lusseau tasted just before. Harmonious, dense furry tannins with a touch of burnt toast inflecting the black fruits on the finish. Hard going. Tasted March 2010."
Neal Martin 86-88 Punkte
Quelle: "Wine Journal, www.eRobertParker.com"