Chateau Bouscaut Pessac-Leognan Blanc (Grand Cru Classé de Graves) 2011

78.00 SGD
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Sommelier's Notes

First called Haut-Truchon, Château Bouscaut"s vineyard dates back to the 17th century on the commune of Cadaujac, In 1881, it became Château Bouscaut after the name on the land register.


The neighbouring property, Château Valoux, was bought by Château Bouscaut in 1929.


In the thirties, Château Bouscaut was cited as being a model estate by the Chamber of Agriculture and a race horse called Château Bouscaut won first prize in a coveted Maisons Lafitte race. In the same period, a tower was added to the main residential building and the roof was elevated.


The Château was awarded the envied status of Granf Cru Classé de Graves, for both its white and red wines in 1953.

In 1962, the château was completely destroyed by a fire. Fortunately, the cellars remained untouched. The owner, Victor Place, oversaw its reconstruction, to the exact original plans, before selling it to a group of investors from New York in 1968. 


Bouscaut was acquired in 1979 by Lucien and Marie-Jeanne Lurton, a well known Bordeaux winemaker Lucien Lurton, who already owned at least ten other prestigious châteaux in appellations such as Margaux (Brane-Cantenac) or Barsac (Climens) had recognized the potential and exceptional terroir of Château Bouscaut.


Sophie Lurton, the daughter took over the management of the estate in 1992. Laurent Cogombles, her husband, an agronomist, has also been very involved since 1997. Laurent has been President of the Appellation Pessac-Léognan from 2005 to 2017.


In 1999 Château Lamothe-Bouscaut was acquired: it is a 9 hectare vineyard with a beautiful manor house in the centre of Cadaujac.

Improvements in the vineyard and the cellars are continuous: a circular tank room in 1990 and a concrete tank room in 2002. In 2010 took place the building of a 300m² cellar for the reds. This cellar's daring architecture has the particularity of being covered with barrel staves.


Château Bouscaut has gained the High Environmental Value recognition in 2018 (HVE3)


Château Bouscaut Blanc, Classified Growth of Graves, is a lovely expression of Sémillon with its very good ageing potential and its roundness turning over the years to refined aromas : the heart of our Sémillons is a 100 years old ungrafted plot. Sauvignon blanc gives the wine balance, freshness and wit as well as a lovely frame. Our Château Bouscaut blancs are vinified in 45% new oak barrels and mature for around 8 months.


JAMES SUCKLING

“A dense, complex white with hints of vanilla, caramel, honey and dried fruits. Full body, very flavourful and an intense finish. Fantastic. Best white ever from here. Shows the greatness of the 2011 vintage for dry whites.”


Decanter (Steven Spurrier ) : 17/20

Highly recommended ! Lovely ripe fruit flavours combine with toasty, fine-quality oak. Quite rich with great concentration and a long, lingering aftertaste, which emphasises the quality. Drink: 2015-2025.


Jancis Robinson : 17 /20 (tasted blind)

Relatively deep lemon colour. Sappy, exciting nerve in the vegetal spectrum with a hint of matchstick. Delicate and racy. Very nice light hand here resulting in a really nervy wine. (This also did well in 2011.) Drink: 2016-2021 


Awards :

René GABRIEL WEINWEISSER: 19/20

Matthiew Jukes: 17/20

Vinum: 16,5/20 Coup De Coeur

Tasted: 93/100

Bettane & Desseauve: 14/20

Gault et Millau: 17,5/20

J-M Quarin: 15,75/20

Wine Enthusiast: 93/100

The great Southwold Tasting: 16,56/20


Richly woody, the wine is generous, dense, somewhat masked by the woody notes, but the beautiful substance will save it. Aromas of ripe apple and pear lime. Very nice, full and smooth attack, lots of ripe fruit and fine and, on the other hand, good acidity, wood very well proportioned. Aftertaste also remains soft, round and at the same time refreshing.

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REGION: Bordeaux - AOC Pessac-Léognan
Appellation: Pessac-Léognan
Region: Bordeaux - AOC Pessac-Léognan
Estate: Chateau Bouscaut
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc 60% and 40% Semillon.
Did you know?: The 52 hectare vineyard of Chateau Bouscaut is the largest vineyard in the Cadaujac commune.
Specifications
Relatively deep lemon colour
A dense, complex white with hints of vanilla, caramel, honey and dried fruits.
Quite rich with great concentration and a long, lingering aftertaste, which emphasises the quality.
13.5 C
Seafood, oysters, clams, mussels, sushi and hard sheep's cheese
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