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Grape Variety: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 – 18 °C
Alcohol Level: 13%
Intense bouquet, revealing a combination of ripe fruit aromas of blackcurrant and cherry and elegant notes of coffee, tobacco and cedar, typical of the fine wines of Saint-Estephe. Very full on the palate, with a silky tannic thread running through, underpinned by appealing liveliness. Long and complex finish. A Le Boscq wine of great elegance.
Château Le Boscq’s reputation dates back to the conquest for the Medoc vineyard, when in 1749, Thomas Barton took over the tenancy at Château Le Boscq. For more than 30 years he dedicated his life to making wine of a quality repeatedly recognised, sometimes even at Cru Classé level, within the different classifications established in the 18th century by the courtiers and négociants in Bordeaux.
At the end of the 19th century, Jean Grazilhon, whose grandfather was the estate’s steward working under Thomas Barton, become owner of the estate. He had the chateau built in 1891, a majestic residence enjoying views overlooking the Gironde estuary. For more than 30 years, he strived to produce high quality wines, paving the way for Château Le Boscq to be awarded Cru Bourgeois status in 1932.
During this period, the estate’s wines were transported in barrels by barge as far as the port of Bordeaux. It is with reference to this historical fact, and to the location of the chateau by the estuary, that a barge now features on the labels as the emblem of the estate.
|Style||Full Body, Dry|
|Serving Temperature||16 - 18°C|
|Grape Variety||55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Wine Enthusiast||92 Points|