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Chateau Le Boscq, 2016, St Estèphe
Bordeaux Futures Pre-Sale - St Estephe - 92 Pts Decanter

Chateau Le Boscq, 2016, St Estèphe
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Appellation
Bordeaux
Alcohol %
13
Wine Advocate
93
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2016 Bordeaux Future Pre-Sale - 92 Pts Decanter
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This is an exceptional vintage for this property, owned by Dourthe Vignobles, who have produced a wine that is showing exceptionally well. It has extremely well controlled fruit extraction shot through with cinnamon and black pepper notes, some excellent tension and juicy fruit. Clearly an improvement on the 2015, and a great value pick. 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. Drinking Window 2025 - 2040.
92 Points Decanter

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Appellation
Bordeaux
Alcohol %
13
Wine Advocate
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This is an exceptional vintage for this property, owned by Dourthe Vignobles, who have produced a wine that is showing exceptionally well. It has extremely well controlled fruit extraction shot through with cinnamon and black pepper notes, some excellent tension and juicy fruit. Clearly an improvement on the 2015, and a great value pick. 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. Drinking Window 2025 - 2040. Decanter 92 Points
Ratings
The 2016 Le Boscq, owned by Vignobles Dourthe, is a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot and was picked 29 September until 20 October. This represents a move towards Cabernet Sauvignon and away from Merlot in the final blend. It has a very ripe, opulent bouquet that does not quite convey its terroir with the same aplomb as say, the Phelan-Ségur. It translates more of the winemaking than the terroir. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, crisp acidity and quite an elegant finish. It is in the second half of this wine that the quality of the vintage shows through. Hopefully the aromatics will gain more composure and it will live up to the finish it currently displays. One to watch. Wine Advocate 91 - 93 Points
Other Notes
Chateau Le Boscq enjoys a long history in the Saint Estephe appellation as it dates all the way back to early in the 18th century. At the time of its creation, the chateau was built for Thomas Barton, better known today for owning Chateau Leoville Barton and Chateau Langoa Barton in St. Julien. However, the rebirth of the estate took place in 1995, when it was purchased by the Dourthe group, which also owns the massive negociant company, CVGB as well as other estates in the Medoc and St. Emilion.
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