2020 Bourgueil Le Haut de la Butte, Domaine de la Butte, Jacky Blot

2020 Bourgueil Le Haut de la Butte, Domaine de la Butte, Jacky Blot

As the name suggests, this fruit comes from the top of the slope. The fruit feels darker than that of the Pied de la Butte, and the tannins are more present. It shows very sophisticated and clean fruit on the nose, with a whisper of mineral, iodine smoke. Taut tannins and a surprisingly dense finish round off an impressive wine.

Pricing
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Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£102.00
Bottle
In stock
£17.00

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Bourgueil, Touraine, Loire, France
  • Grape
    Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Ready 2024 - 2032info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%

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