According to current research, Château Monbousquet’s origins date back to 1540.
During the second half of the 19th century the estate prospered and achieved great fame, enlarged the vineyard, bringing it to its present size—making it one of the largest estates around Saint-Emilion.
In 1993 Chantal and Gérard Perse came to Monbousquet to begin a new chapter in the château’s story, ushering in a veritable “leap in quality”. Production standards at Monbousquet were completely revised both in the vineyard (entirely restructured and drained) and in the cellars.
His efforts were soon recognized and in 2006 Monbousquet was promoted to the rank of a Grand Cru Classé.
Robert Parker to declare: “Château Monbousquet under Gérard Perse’s guidance is exceptional. Right now this growth is probably the most exotic and most sensual wine in Saint-Emilion, if not in all of Bordeaux.”
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