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Bordeaux Chateaux

La Dame de Bouärd, Montagne St-Emilion 2017

R263

A lovely second wine, lively, rich and smooth, showcasing the quality of the vineyards & famed family winemaking

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Critics Top Rating

90 points

Curated Selection

Bin Ends, Women in Wine

Grape Variety

Bordeaux Blend

Producer

Bordeaux Chateaux

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2017

Wine Group

Value

Wine Occasion

Everyday, Casual Entertainment

Wine Region

Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Right Bank

Story

Story

Château Clos de Boüard is above all a family history. The De Boüard family is known for its excellent mastery of winemaking processes: Hubert de Boüard de Laforest and Jean-Bernard Grenier are considered as the “re-creators” of Château Angélus. Indeed, they have worked throughout their lives to make Château Angélus what it is today: a world famous domain, full of culture and history whose reputation is second to none. It was then that Coralie de Boüard, the daughter of Hubert de Boüard, born on the grounds of Angelus, grew up, and then spent ten years working alongside her father in this famous castle. Then, in order to fulfill a personal wish, Coralie de Boüard and her husband bought the Tour Musset in Castel, a Montagne Saint-Emilion, which she renamed by name, in order to perpetuate the “claw” and transmit the quality and reputation to his new project. La Dame de Boüard is the second wine of the property.

The terroir of Château Clos de Boüard, located in Saint-Emilion, near the Château Fombrauge, Fleur Cardinale, Valandraud, and Troplong Mondot, enjoys a very good geographical location. In addition, it has many assets: vines older than 35 years, very good soil, and a perfect exposure. The single estate is planted on 19, 62 ha of Merlot, 2.59 ha of Cabernet Sauvignon and 7.34 ha of Cabernet Franc. The vineyard consists of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Coralie de Boüard does not hide her intentions: to make something big. She wants to give Château Clos de Boüard all the know-how and techniques acquired from her father, Hubert de Boüard. All conditions are there to ensure a very promising future that allows us already to say that the Château Clos de Boüard has a bright future ahead of him.

At the tasting, La Dame de Boüard offers a wine all freshness and elegance.

Specifications

Specifications

Dame de Boüard is the second label of Clos de Boüard,

Blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Accurate and expressive, the Dame de Bouard 2017 already expresses its richesse and its intensely fruity aromas on the nose, along with delicate ripe black fruit notes, sweet spices and dried herbs. The palate seduces with a generosity typical of Merlot, coming forth, delicious, on a structure of silky tannins. An epicurean wine indeed.

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

James Suckling – 90 points

27 Apr, 2020 – This is together and focused for the appellation with currant and wet-earth character. It’s medium-bodied with ripe tannins. Not overdone.


Robert Parker Wine Advocate – 89 points

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 La Dame de Bouärd leaps from the glass with fragrant raspberry pie, crushed plums and boysenberries scents plus hints of cinnamon stick, rosehip tea and wild thyme. Medium-bodied, soft and juicy in the mouth, it has a wonderfully fragrant finish.

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