2016 Château Le Boscq, Cru Bourgeois St-Estèphe

Critic score
92/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
3 available
£31.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Cru Bourgeois, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    50% Merlot
    45% Cabernet Sauvignon
    5% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2033
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Château Le Boscq, Cru Bourgeois St-Estèphe

TASTING NOTES

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.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (May 2017)
(91—93)/100