Château Le Boscq, St-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France, 2014
(at Maison du Vin de St-Estèphe, 21 May 2018)
Drinking Window: 2019 - 2030
Owned by Vignobles Dourthe, with Frederic Bonnefeau as technical director. Dourthe really are delivering enjoyable and drinkable wines across their estates at the moment, and this 18ha property is no exception. There's a touch of reduction on the nose, something that I have found in a few others, but it clears to reveal a finessed and polished wine with pure cassis, black fruits and a note of charcoal. It's well done, with the consumer in mind. 37% new oak.