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About the Wine
Domaine du Bouscat has a long history that began in 1870 established by the Dubernard family. Today the estate is overseen by François Dubernard who took over the Domaine in 1998. They consult with world-renowned oenologist Claude Gros who works with a number of estates worldwide, helping them maximize the quality of their wine. They focus on producing three different Bordeaux wines that exemplify the quality and value obtainable in one of the world's most acclaimed wine regions.
Born from 38-year-old vines, the grapes are fermented in concrete-lined vats with malolactic fermentation taking place in barrel. The wine sees 95% new French oak This small production Bordeaux displays great structure with otherworldly balance.
Tasting Notes: Red Wine. 60% Merlot, 20% Malbec, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Intense and brilliant red. Aromas of ripe plums, goji berry, black currants, tobacco leaf, nutmeg, and rose petal blanket the nose. This full-bodied dark fruit-driven Bordeaux is accompanied by firm tannins and is a perfect depiction of power and balance.
This 2016 Domaine du Bouscat Cuvee La Gargone is slightly deeper colored and brought up in 70% new oak, the 2016 La Gargone (60% Merlot, 20% Malbec, 18% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon) offers more blue and black fruits, with subtle chocolate and scorched earth aromatics. It’s another ripe, powerful yet pure and beautifully balanced effort from this estate that’s well worth seeking out. ~92 Jeb Dunnuck
Produced from a single south-facing, hillside vineyard of just 3.3 hectares situated just west of the Fronsac appellation and composed of 60% Merlot, 20% Malbec, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 La Gargone gives up notes of crushed black cherries, preserved plums and baking spices with potpourri and violets hints. The palate is full-bodied, firm, and chewy with loads of spicy black fruit and a perfumed finish. Production is about 700 cases ~91 Robert Parker