Bordeaux En Primeurs 2018 - Château le Boscq
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This week is En Primeur week. We have been hearing for months that the vintage 2018 is looking exceptional in many parts of the world – Bordeaux is no exception.


Abundant rainfall during the first six months of the year caused unusually high disease pressure; a mild spring and high temperatures at the start of summer triggered important evaporation in the vines, saturating the air with humidity. Fortunately, the water filtered deep into the gravel soils, and only the soils with a higher clay content on the slopes saw an active growth in vegetation, which made it easier to keep disease pressure at bay.

For more than 20 years, as a result of a stringent, environmentally-conscious regime, we have continued to improve the soils at Château Le Boscq. And as a result of preventative measures such as diverse canopy management techniques and tilling, the vines show greater resistance to the challenges of extreme vintages. Summer proved to be our salvation, bringing sunny, dry and windy August weather, which curtailed disease pressure and caused hydric deficit in the vine.

Ripening commenced in ideal conditions. We allowed each parcel to reach ideal ripeness, seeing the harvest stretch over four weeks. In our constantly heightened quest for excellence, we go to even greater lengths to improve sorting techniques on arrival at the winery, this year using densimetric sorting to complement optical sorting. Only whole, perfect berries enter the tanks.

The resulting wines are rich and well-balanced, with concentrated, silky tannins. A great 2018 vintage!

Press Reviews for Château Le Boscq 2018

Client Testimonials

“Excellent shopping experience very easy and delivery arrive in two days in perfect condition, the best service I have experienced from any other online shopping 12 out of ten”.

Julie Morgan
Hailsham, East Sussex

“Really helpful staff after I made a mistake with order. Very prompt delivery. Most importantly, the wine is excellent.”

Mark Richardson
Brignorth, Shropshire

“Great choice of fine wine delivered on schedule.”

Fergus Staples
Hampton Hill, Middlesex

“I wanted to buy a specific wine, a search engine took me to you and I ordered the wine which was duly delivered without delay. Perfect.”

Alex Thompson

"Fantastic service , excellent wines a wonderful experience would definitely recommend"

Mick Day

"Excellent quality and good variety"

Peter Taylor

"Amazing wine and fantastic service. Will definitely be coming back !"

Sam Alexander

"It was great, super speedy too"

Saskia Liebenberg

"Very quick delivery given the current situation, great effort thanks"

Rachel Brazier

"Have had two of the wines so far and was very pleased with them. Looking forward to trying more of them."

Lauren Taylor

"Very easy to order and very prompt delivery. Delighted with the wines. As a newcomer I was very impressed with the service."

Howard Habron
West Yorkshire

"Really good service, with speedy delivery. Good selections of wine."

Karen Colman

"I bought a case of a glorious, and rather unusual wine at excellent price and it was delivered in good time and in perfect condition."

Charley Robinson

"Fabulous variety of wines at a great price and fast delivery. And I never left the house!"

Lucius de Paula

"We ordered Austrian wines on recommendation - and they have proved delicious..."

Stewart Collins