2011 Saint Estèphe

Grapes Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Haut Médoc
Village Saint Estèphe
ABV 14%

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. Right at the north of the Saint Estèphe appellation, so spared the September hail. Silky. There is dry tannin here but the fruit is good. Very taut dry cassis. The slight strictness of Saint Estèphe, but as usual a very good wine which may be good value. Rating: 89 L&S (Apr 2012)

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Good cassis fruit, ripeness and depth. A fine plummy Saint-Estephe. Drink 2014-2020. Rating: 16 (Apr 2012)

Has some freshly crushed cherry and damson plum notes, along with a lightly chalky frame on the finish, but it's a bit shy on stuffing and length in the end. Rating: 85-88 James Molesworth, The Wine Spectator (Apr 2012)

Château Le Boscq

Château le Boscq sits at the far northern end of Saint Estèphe with it’s fine late 19th Century mansion commanding fine views over the River Gironde, and the southern portions of the vineyard gazing across the Chenal de Calon at Calon-Ségur. Unusually for this part of the Haut-Médoc, the majority of Le Boscq’s vineyard – 60% - is planted with Merlot which accounts for a rounder fleshier style to the wine.

Of note, historically, is that the Barton family owned Château le Boscq before they moved south to Léoville and Langoa in Saint Julien. Since 1995, le Boscq has been in the ownership of Bordeaux négociant and merchant Dourthe.

It was classified ‘Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel’, in the 2020 Cru Bourgeois Classification for Médoc wines. The property has already been awarded HVE level 3 (High Environmental Value), and is working toward organic certification.

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