Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
"This is a branded wine produced from the very best lots that the Dourthe firm owns, which includes some well-known chateaux such as Le Boscq in St.-Estephe, La Garde in Pessac-Leognan, Belgrave in the Medoc, and Grand Barrail in St.-Emilion. Only 500 cases are made, and the 2008 is a beauty. Dense purple, with loads of black currant fruit intermixed with hints of coffee bean, tobacco leaf, and licorice, the wine is medium to full-bodied and concentrated, with sweet tannin. Even though this is a branded negociant wine, it is at the highest level of quality and should age nicely for at least a decade." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (May 2011)
Since its inception in Bordeaux in 1840, Dourthe has remained true to the values underpinning its rich and unique history: its connection to the terroir, extremely high quality standards and an innovative approach.
Grape growers at heart, Dourthe owns six chateaux within the Bordeaux region. Each estate is run by a young, dynamic team working under the overall control of Frédéric Bonnaffous, Director of Vignobles Dourthe. Their objective is to enhance the terroir and produce unique wines, the standard bearers of the appellation. The same quality standards apply to selecting the wines that make up our final blends. Thomas Drouineau, the Dourthe winemaker, works hand in hand with the growers to guarantee supplies of the finest wines, that through their care and attention, will mature gracefully in our cellars at Parempuyre.
|Style||Light Body, Dry|
|Grape Variety||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Robert Parker||90 Points|