Château Le Boscq, St Estephe   
One of the properties of Dourthe, the Bordeaux negociant aiming to change the fortunes of affordable wines from Bordeaux

Château Le Boscq is a Cru Bourgeois in St Estephe, and has been owned by Dourthe since 1995. It’s an 18 hectare property with a high proportion of Merlot (60%), and Dourthe have managed the estate with a view to producing a high quality wine, with relatively low yields.  

Château Le Boscq St Estephe 2008 (cask sample of final blend)
Gravelly, violetty nose with spicy oak and dark fruits. Lovely structure and purity of fruit, with nice focus and minerality. 90–93/100

Château Le Boscq St Estephe 2002
Minerally with some evolution and attractive gravelly notes. Earth and mineral characters, too. The ripe dark fruits are very stylish – this is evolving beautifully. 92/100

Château Le Boscq St Estephe 2004
Dense, structured and spicy with lots of fruit. Quite earthy with good structure. Very nice wine. 93/100

Château Le Boscq St Estephe 2006
Fresh, expressive and fruity with a hint of greenness. Some roasted notes. A nice wine showing good fruit. 90/100


1 Introduction
2 Sauvignon Blanc
3 Château La Garde, and dinner with Matthieu Chadronnier
4 Château Pey La Tour
5 Château Belgrave, and blending Essence
6 Château La Boscq

See also:

The Bordeaux wines of Bernard Magrez (series)

Wines tasted 11/09
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