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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 rouge, a Classified Growth of Graves, adds to its traditional deep and fleshy merlot variety, the structured and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon and some unusual and very spicy Malbec.
This cuvée is vinified in stainless steel vats and aged in barrels for 12 months (approximately 40% new wood). It is distinguished by its superb nose of red fruit and cedar as well as its fresh, fruity and elegant palate, in particular thanks to a beautiful finesse of tannins. Ideal to accompany lamb.
A rich and powerful pronounced chocolate and plum notes. Some wet earth. Full and delicious. Flavorful and soft. Drink now.
Decanter : 17.5/20
Jancis Robinson : 16/20
Wine Enthusiast : 93/100
Bettane & Desseauve : 15.5/20
Le Point : 15.5/20
Vinum : 17/20
James Suckling : 92/100