Robert Parker 93
Deep purple-black, the 2016 Monbousquet charges out of the gate with rambunctious plum preserves, Black Forest cake and mocha scents with hints of redcurrant jelly, hoisin and cardamom. Full-bodied with a very compelling minerally restraint on the palate, it has a great intensity of red and black fruits with plush tannins and a lively lift to the finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2036
The 2016 Monbousquet has an attractive bouquet of black cherry, blueberry and light violet aromas, the new oak nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied and quite voluminous in the mouth, displaying grainy tannins and tarry black fruit, dark chocolate and cedar toward the finish. Give this four to five years in bottle.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2038