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Château Monbousquet 2021 released En Primeur

  • Château Monbousquet 2021 has been released at £420 per 12×75. 
  • Neal Martin gave it 88-90 points. 
  • The 2020, 2014 and 2015 vintages offer relative value for money. 

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château Monbousquet 2021 has been released at €35 per bottle ex-négociant, up 8% on the 2020’s opening price. (€32.40)  It is being offered by the international trade for £420 per 12×75. The 2020, 2014 and 2015 vintages look better value in relation to today’s release. See more pricing analysis below.  

Critics’ scores 

Château Monbousquet 2021 received a barrel range of 88-90 points from Neal Martin (Vinous). In his tasting note, Martin explained that Monbousquet was the ‘only property impacted by frost’ and yields were ‘just 18.55hL/ha’.  

Meanwhile, Antonio Galloni gave it 90-92 points, calling it ‘delicate, nuanced and classy’.   

James Suckling also reviewed today’s release, awarding it 91-92 points.   

Fair Value analysis 

Today’s opening price comes at a premium to the price implied by Liv-ex’s Fair Value methodology. Buyers looking for value might be interested in the higher-scoring 2019, which is available for £347 (12×75), a 17.3% discount.  

Buyers might also consider the 2014, 2015 and 2020 vintages. They all have a score of 91-points from Neal Martin and are available for around the same price as today’s release – with the 2014 and 2015 also having several years in bottle. 


Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2021 page contains everything you need to know about this year’s campaign. You can also sign up for our daily En Primeur email alerts using the form below.     


Liv-ex analysis is drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database of fine wine prices. The data reflects the real time activity of Liv-ex’s 560+ merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £100m of bids and offers across 16,000 wines. Independent data, direct from the market.