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Château Bouscaut Grand Cru Classe de Graves 2004

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/29258 for £5'50. In the 1950,s 16 wines of Graves were classified as Grand Cru as a marketing exercise and this included Chateau Bouscaut red and white.In 1987,however the northern part of what was the Graves appellation including Chateau Bouscaut and most of the more prestigious properties became the Pessac-Leognan appellation.The Chateau Bouscaut estate dates back to the 16th century but in 1980 it was acquied by Lucien Lurton whose family own several Bordeaux properties.The wine consists of 55% merlot,40% cabernet sauvignon and 5% malbec and spends 18 months in oak.I opened my bottle the other day to accompany my roast chicken dinner and I have to say that I was impressed.There is an intense fruit [think cherries,blackcurrants and liquorice] taste and yet it is very easy-drinking.In short it is absolutely gorgeous

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Château Bouscaut:
At Bouscaut we pride ourselves in producing wines that express the terroir in the purest tradition of the Classified Growths of Bordeaux. The Bouscaut reds have a strong Merlot character which makes them unusual for the region. Cabernet Sauvignon does however make up 40% of the blend, endowing it with a lot of sappiness. As for the Cot or Malbec varietal, it adds to our wine’s originality wit... Read more
At Bouscaut we pride ourselves in producing wines that express the terroir in the purest tradition of the Classified Growths of Bordeaux. The Bouscaut reds have a strong Merlot character which makes them unusual for the region. Cabernet Sauvignon does however make up 40% of the blend, endowing it with a lot of sappiness. As for the Cot or Malbec varietal, it adds to our wine’s originality with its hint of easily distinguishable spiciness. Over the last few years our wines have become more accessible and pleasant when still young, than previously. They are of course also wines with great aging potential that remain attractive and exciting well beyond fifteen years, should you have the patience to wait for them. Our reds make a harmonious match for rare roast beef, herbed roast lamb accompanied with vegetables or creamy oven-baked potatoes… They can also hold their own with various types of game. Read less

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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11/11/2012

I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/29258 for £5'50. In the 1950,s 16 wines of Graves were classified as Grand Cru as a marketing exercise and this included Chateau Bouscaut red and white.In 1987,however the northern part of what was the Graves appellation including Chateau Bouscaut and most of the more prestigious properties became the Pessac-Leognan appellation.The Chateau Bouscaut estate dates back to the 16th century but in 1980 it was acquied by Lucien Lurton whose family own several Bordeaux properties.The wine consists of 55% merlot,40% cabernet sauvignon and 5% malbec and spends 18 months in oak.I opened my bottle the other day to accompany my roast chicken dinner and I have to say that I was impressed.There is an intense fruit [think cherries,blackcurrants and liquorice] taste and yet it is very easy-drinking.In short it is absolutely gorgeous




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