CHÂTEAU FOURCAS DUPRÉ
2011 Cru Bourgeois Haut Médoc
|Grapes||Cab Franc, Merlot, Cab Sauv|
This is pure and classic Bordeaux. A delicious elegance delivers the crisp dark red berry fruit. Seasoned perfectly with lovely cedarwood notes and a sprinkle of clove spice. This is drinking brilliantly now - and traditional style of Claret with lovely fruit and no hard edges. L&S (Nov 2019)
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Rich velvety crimson. Dusty too. Underneath that a touch of mint. Dry, powdery tannins, lacks fruit depth though they have made the best of it to arrive at elegance overall. Drinking range: 2016 - 2024 Rating: 16 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com (Apr 2012)
Château Fourcas Dupré
A 46ha estate in Listrac, the highest point in the Medoc, with a mix of well drained soils, 80% Pyrenean gravels, 20% clay-limestone. Originally called Château Roulet, Jean Antoine Baptiste Dupré renamed the estate in 1843.
The vineyards are planted with 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Vinification is classical, with four weeks in vats, barrels and amphora, after which the wine is aged 14 fourteen months in french oak barrels, of which 25% are new each year. The consultant oenologist is Eric Boissenot.
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