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Château Bouscaut Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2011

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

Member Reviews for Château Bouscaut Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

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Snooth User: duncan 906
4252741,826
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 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


Snooth User: Peter Choy
615604214
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/27/2010

Deep ruby color with rims turning to garnet, good nose of intense and developing flavor of blackcurrant, smoke, blackberry and liquorice. Good acidity to keep the wine lively, with high but round tannin, medium+ body, medium intensity and blackberry, smoke, blackcurrant palate of good length. Good quality and can be kept for a few more years to further develop.


Snooth User: tsusmagne
37681964
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 03/20/2010

Three glasses


Snooth User: duncan 906
4252741,826
5.00 5
Vintage: 1997 12/06/2013

This bottle was part of a lot I bought on www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/42890.I bid on this because I had previously had the 2004 vintage which I thought superb.In the 1950's 16 wines of Graves were classified as grand cru as a marketing exercise and this included Chateau Bouscaut both 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 aquired by Lucien Lurton whose family own several Bordeaux properties.The 1997 vintage consists of 63%merlot,27%cabernet sauvignon and 10% malbec so it is not quite the same as the 2004.I started my bottle the other night with my supper of chicken in mushroom sauce and I enjoyed it.There is plenty of blackcurrant,blackberry and plum style fruit there and the tannins give structure without being intrusive.It is not as intense as the 2004 but still a first class claret.


Snooth User: marycr45
118178193
0.00 5
Vintage: 1997 01/28/2013

From jean Jacques


Snooth User: Stuck in PA
1379684
5.00 5
Vintage: 1994 02/16/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Château Bouscaut Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

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Vintage: 1970 01/16/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1970 Bouscaut 750ml


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Vintage: 1926 05/06/2009

1er Grand Cru



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