2015 Ch. le Boscq, St Estèphe

2015 Ch. le Boscq, St Estèphe

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2015 Ch. le Boscq, St Estèphe

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Big robust wine showing lots of fruit and depth, with elegance to come.
Drink: 2019-2029
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Jancis Robinson MW17/20
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Jancis Robinson MW17/20
Very dark purple. Beautifully attractive 'mineral' scents. Very direct and very St-Estèphe. Masses of ripe fruit on the palate. A good emissary. GV?
Drink 2023-2033
Jancis Robinson MW - jancisrobinson.com - Apr 2016 Read more
Decanter
Big robust wine showing lots of fruit and depth, with elegance to come.
Drink: 2019-2029
Steven Spurrier - decanter.com Read more

About this WINE

Chateau le Boscq

Chateau le Boscq

Château Le Boscq is a Cru Bourgeois wine estate in the St Estephe appellation in Bordeaux, and has been owned by Dourthe since 1995.  The Dourthe is part of the CVBG group, which also comprises Kressman and Delor,  and is one of the leading négociant companies in Bordeaux.

The property owns 18 hectares of vineyards with a high proportion of Merlot (60%).  Dourthe have managed the estate with a view to producing a high quality wine, with relatively low yields.

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Cab.Sauvignon Blend

Cab.Sauvignon Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% (Mouton-Rothschild) to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and  Australia.

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