Château Bouscaut, white
1st Growth of the Graves
Château Bouscaut is one of the 14 Grands Crus Classés of Graves for both its white and red wines, in the Pessac-Léognan appellation. Sophie Lurton has been running Bouscaut, along with husband Laurent Cogombles for nearly 30 years.
Covers 10ha with white grape varieties
Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc
Clay on a limestone base
Fermentation and aging with batonnage in oak barrels (45% new)
Sauvignon Blanc 55%, Semillon 45%
Complex flavors and aromas, underlined by the woody and toasted note of barrel aging
“Greenish gold. Great greenish. Tang on full body. Some sulphides. Really rich yet lifted. Great stuff! Pure pleasure. Actually it seems to be already gulpable. Some smokiness.” – Jancis Robinson
“Full-bodied wine, with toast and a strong citrus and herbaceous character. The wine is open, soft, generous, finishing with a very spicy character.” – Wine Enthousiast
Sauvignon Blanc 57 %, Semillon 43%
With its sustained and shiny color, the 2015 Château Bouscaut looks great. Its notes of candied fruit, vanilla, spices call for tasting. Well structured, the palate is supple and silky, semi-tannic and lasts for a very warm finish.
“Touch of reduction on the nose – a sign that they are saving the best aromatics for the final drinker. This has a lovely shot of fresh citrus and apricot…” – Decanter