2017 Château Le Boscq, Cru Bourgeois St-Estèphe

A dark, brooding nose - really quintessential St-Estephe. It's lively and really speaks of the terroir. The fruit is fresh, but dark and there's decent length here.

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  • Region & country
    Saint-Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2026
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Château Le Boscq, Cru Bourgeois St-Estèphe


The 2017 Le Boscq has an impressive bouquet with plenty of blackberry, raspberry and smoke aromas that are detailed and neatly integrated with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well judged acidity, nicely balanced with a fresh and sophisticated finish. This is a Saint-Estèphe that performed extremely well in 2017 and perchance is one of its hidden gems.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2018)

This shows a focus and pretty density with finesse and balance at the same time. Medium body and a bright finish. Serious for the vintage. No effect from frost apparently.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)