BORDEAUX Château Le Boscq 2015, Saint Estèphe Cru Bourgeois – 375ml

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Château Le Boscq 2015, Saint Estèphe Cru Bourgeois – 375ml

£18.50

Category: France, BORDEAUX, Dourthe Vineyards, 2015

Château Le Boscq vineyards today produce highly distinctive wines, which elegantly combine the powerful character of Saint-Estephe with extraordinary finesse.

“Very spicy and fresh with floral and currant character. Full to medium body and regal structure and intensity. Chocolate, tea and berry flavors. Tannins are polished and focused. Excellent finish. Drink in 2021.” 92 Points, James Suckling, February 2018

£16.95 for 12 or more

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Unit price£18.50

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(for 12 or more)

Since 1995 we 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.

Grape

48% Cabernet-sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 5% Petit verdot

Vineyard & Vinification Note

HVE3 and Terra Vitis certified (High environmental value certificates)

As in every Dourthe vineyard, the team constantly strives to improve viticultural practice to produce the finest grapes possible. The vineyard is therefore managed according to the environmental principals of sustainable plant protection, specifically to manage the quality of the yields. Canopy management and yield control are practised throughout the vineyard, adapted to the climate and profile of each plot, using bud-stripping, leaf stripping, secondary shoot removal, lateral branch removal and if necessary, removing any inconsistent grapes from mid veraison onwards (green harvest). The date of the harvest is determined by regularly tasting the fruit, and is then evenly spread over time and carried out by hand, using small crates, selectively harvesting only the consistently ripe grapes by plot or micro-plot. Traditional vinification, individual wine parcels vinified separately. Small capacity  temperature controlled stainless steel -tanks. Vertical press to ensure gentle pressing.

Soils: High and deep Garonne gravel hillocks melted on a clay subsoil.

Harvest: Manual picking using small crates, per plot.

Vinification: Stainless-steel vats of various capacities. Malolactic fermentation partially in barrels.

Ageing: 12 months in oak barrels (31% of which are new) on fine lees

Tasting Note

Le Boscq 2015 is dense and concentrated in appearance. The intense, elegant and complex bouquet combines a wealth of fruit aromas with notes of cedar and precious woods. Immediately generous on the palate, with dark fruit aromas of wild blackberries, together with a hint of spice and cigar box. The wine gains in volume, while the silky tannins bring rich structure and lovely balance. Chateau Le Boscq’s rich terroir is once again revealed through the wine’s impressive harmony. Intense, lengthy finish. Frédéric Bonnaffous, Dourthe Estates Director

James Suckling

Very spicy and fresh with floral and currant character. Full to medium body and regal structure and intensity. Chocolate, tea and berry flavors. Tannins are polished and focused. Excellent finish. Drink in 2021. 92 Points, February 2018

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2015 Château Le Boscq was one of the standouts in my Cru Bourgeois tasting and this cuvee comes from a 28-hectare estate in the northern part of the Médoc planted to 48% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with around 4% Cabernet Franc. This beautiful, medium to full-bodied, balanced 2015 offers textbook Saint-Estèphe notes of ripe black fruits, tobacco, and damp earth. It’s not a massive wine by any stretch, yet has terrific purity, density, and length, with nicely integrated acidity. Give it a year or three and enjoy through 2030. 90 Points, November 2017

Food Pairing

Ideally matches red meats (eg. bison steak with fig-balsamic sauce, grilled skirt steak, slow grilled rack of lamb with mustard and herbs, roast beef with root vegetable salad, braised lamb with potatoes) and French mature cheese (bethmale, chevrotin, edam, Ossau Iraty, tomme de Savoie, tête de moine…).#

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