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When Gérard Perse arrived at Monbousquet in the early 1990s, winemaking was very different. A harvest’s quality and quantity depended entirely on the weather and its caprices.
Seeking to bring out the maximum quality in Château Monbousquet’s wines, Gérard Perse proceeded to reduce and drastically select yields. Fruit from young vines would no longer be used in making the great wine.
Begun by several great properties at the end of the 19th century, Bordeaux’s châteaux, classed growths in particular, often produced second wines—and, occasionally, a third wine. Since the 1980s the practice had become widespread: produced on the same terroir as the great wine, the second wine also benefited from the same care during its vinification. Monbousquet followed this practice, but the name Monbousquet did not appear on this second label.
Gérard Perse re-established the connection, giving birth to “Angélique de Monbousquet”, the second wine of the property.

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Angelique De Monbousquet Saint-Émilion Grand Cru - 60% Merlot,

30% Cabernet Franc 10% Cabernet Sauvignon Good deep colour, open

promising nose, quite rich, nice entry here, soft attractive, lowish acidity,

finished well on the fruit, with chocolate notes too, quite like this easygoing

style. 87-89/100, 2020-2026

  • 89p
Perfume and attractive aroma of fruitness. Dark fruit driven. Elegant, silky and with lots of fresh acidity. Sufficient tannin and good length. A nice second wine. 91+
  • 91p
Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose reminiscent of dark chocolate, black cherries and plums. On the palate opulent and rich with distinct, firm tannins, discreet bitterness and sweet fruit in the aftertaste.
  • 88p



St Emilion, Bordeaux


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