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Château le Boscq

Saint-Estèphe



Château le Boscq

Le Boscq
33180 Saint Estèphe

+33 5 56 35 53 00
+33 5 56 35 53 29
www.chateau-le-boscq.com

GPS coordinates
45.273159 / -0.7821900000000142
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Wine
Château le Boscq
Appellation
Saint-Estèphe

Official Vintage Selection
2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/2015
Terroir
Gravel and clay hillock, overlooking the estuary
Surface area
18 ha - environmental certifications Terra Vitis and High Environmental Value 3
Planting density
9 250 pieds/ha
Grape variety
56% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Age of the vines
25 years

Winemaking
Plot by plot vinification. Pre-fermentation cold maceration - Stainless steel temperature controlled vats; No pumps; Integral vinification in barrels for a selection of very qualitative plots
Ageing
12 to 15 months in oak barrels (1/3 new)
Harvests
Hand picking

Production
85 000 bottles
Sales and marketing
Europe, Americas, Asia, Russia
Languages spoken
French, English
Tasting Notes
94/100 - Wine Enthusiast
2014, cellar selection : This estate, dating to the 18th century and close to the Gironde estuary, has produced a rich wine. Young tannins and fine fruity acidity are both present in a wine that is serious and dense. Its weight, ripeness and the potential of the black-currant fruit will all allow it to age.
93/100 - Wine Enthusiast
2015 : The rich wood and fruit of this wine already show good balance. The estate, owned by Bordeaux negociant Dourthe, is now on excellent form with this structured wine offering concentration and long-term aging. The tannins and the dry core from roughly equal proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and a pinch of Petit Verdot promise great potential.
94/100 - James Suckling
2016 : Wonderful aromas of crushed, fresh flowers and berries. Fantastic. Full body and round, velvety tannins. Deep and glorious. This delivers way above its price level. A blend of 48 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 47 per cent merlot and five per cent petit verdot.


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One word to describe my wine
Classy

The history of the Château
Château Le Boscq’s reputation dates back to the conquest for the Medoc vineyard, when in 1749, Thomas Barton took over the tenancy at Château Le Boscq. For more than 30 years he dedicated his life to making wine of a quality repeatedly recognised, sometimes even at Cru Classé level, within the different classifications established in the 18th century by the courtiers and négociants in Bordeaux. Jean Grazilhon had the chateau built in 1891, a majestic residence enjoying views overlooking the Gironde estuary. For more than 30 years, he strived to produce high quality wines, paving the way for Château Le Boscq to be awarded Cru Bourgeois status in 1932. During this period, the estate’s wines were transported in barrels by barge as far as the port of Bordeaux. It is with reference to this historical fact, and to the location of the chateau by the estuary, that a barge now features on the labels as the emblem of the estate. Since 1995 Dourthe have been passionately dedicated to renovating this little gem of a property in Saint-Estephe and restoring it to its former glory. Located on a magnificent terroir, right next to the Gironde estuary and overlooked by a majestic residence, with its rich and ancient history, the Château Le Boscq vineyards today produce highly distinctive wines, which elegantly combine the powerful character of Saint-Estephe with extraordinary finesse.

Food pairings for my wine
Le gigot d'agneau à la ficelle

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