Cabernet Sauvignon 55%
Petit Verdot 5%
Barrel Aging in Oak Barrels (20% New Oak), (80% One-year Old)
Château Le Boscq features among the great classics of the Saint-Estèphe appellation. The first wine, Chateau le Boscq Cru Bourgeois, is a St-Estephe wine bursting with character, which elegantly combines the power of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, with the Merlot’s finesse, which is unusual for the appellation. Delicate and well-balanced, it has great aging potential.
Intense bouquet, revealing a combination of ripe fruit aromas of blackcurrant and cherry and elegant notes of coffee, tobacco and cedar, typical of the fine wines of Saint-Estephe. Very full on the palate, with a silky tannic thread running through, underpinned by appealing liveliness. Long and complex finish. A Le Boscq wine of great eleganc
The old vines at Le Boscq, deeply rooted in a clay subsoil, were less affected by the significant limited water supplies, characteristic of the vintage. While the hailstorms at the beginning of May had little effect on the vineyard, the excessive heat and lack of water at the height of the vine’s growth period, reduced crop volumes. The first Merlot grapes were picked as early as September 13th (a record!), followed rapidly by the Cabernets and Petit Verdot, which fully benefited from the spate of good weather from mid-September. The harvest was concentrated over a two week period, with a larger team for even more rigorous grape selection, the essential key to the success of this vintage.