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2017 - Chateau Monbousquet Blanc
- St Emilion
- 90-92 WA; 92 WA
There was just a little frost here this year. Blended of 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sauvignon Gris, 5% Sémillon and 5% Muscadelle, the 2017 Blanc comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant scents of ripe apricots, lemon curd and tangerine peel plus nuances of lime leaves, honeysuckle, cedar and chalk dust. Medium-bodied, the palate is very fresh and vibrant with loads of citrusy layers and a minerally backbone, finishing with great length and loads of zip.
There was just a little frost here this year. A blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sauvignon Gris, 5% Sémillon and 5% Muscadelle, the 2017 Blanc has pretty aromas of lemon curd, white peaches and fresh grapefruit with touches of chalk dust and orange blossom. The palate is medium-bodied, very zippy and refreshing with a great intensity of citrus flavors and a mineral-laced finish.
The 2017 Blanc d'Exception is bright, focused and nuanced, with plenty of candied citrus, pink grapefruit and white flower notes. The Blanc tends to develop more tropical notes with time in bottle. It will be interesting to see if that happens here.