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Château le Boscq Cru Bourgeois Saint-Estèphe 1990

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/119449. Saint Estephe is an appellation in the north of the Medoc peninsular that was created in 1936 although viticulture in the area goes back centuries. Chateau Le Boscq is a Cru Bourgeois estate with a long history and a high reputation that now belongs to the Dourthe negociant house.It consists of 56% merlot,35% cabernet sauvignon,7% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc and was aged in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast pork.There is plenty of a blackcurrant,plum and cherry style fruit with a hint of vanilla. The tannins were very soft and I reckon a quarter of a century of bottle age had battered them into submission but the wine still retained some structure. In short,this was a nice wine that went well with the pork.

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Château Le Boscq:
The estate has a long history going back to at least the 18th century and was once owned by a Thomas Barton who was also associated with Chateau Leoville Barton and Chateau Langoa Barton in Saint Julien. Estate manager Jean Grazilhon bought it in 1889 and acheived Cru Bourgeoise status in 1932. It was then bought by the Douthe negociant house in 1995. There are 18 hectares of vineyards and there is a Grande wine and a second wine 'Heritage de le Boscq'

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/119449. Saint Estephe is an appellation in the north of the Medoc peninsular that was created in 1936 although viticulture in the area goes back centuries. Chateau Le Boscq is a Cru Bourgeois estate with a long history and a high reputation that now belongs to the Dourthe negociant house.It consists of 56% merlot,35% cabernet sauvignon,7% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc and was aged in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast pork.There is plenty of a blackcurrant,plum and cherry style fruit with a hint of vanilla. The tannins were very soft and I reckon a quarter of a century of bottle age had battered them into submission but the wine still retained some structure. In short,this was a nice wine that went well with the pork.




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