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Château Fourcas Dupré is a great Bordeaux for your home meals. With similar proportion of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, it is round and fruity while keeping a lot of personality. Aromas of red cherry and raspberry on the nose, structure and spices on the palate. It shows a very decent complexity for this price range, brought by oak barrels. You will easily understand why it is considered as one of the best Listrac-Médoc.
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Domain: Château Fourcas Dupré
Classification: Cru Bourgeois Supérieur
Grape(s): 44% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Drink from now to 2016
Open and Drink
Serve at 16-18°C
Will be perfect on a Sunday roast will all the trimmings.
Soil: Clay and limestone
Age of vines: over 30 years old on average
Size of vineyard: 46 hectares
Maturing: 12 months in French oak barrels (33% new)
|What experts say|
|16 "Rich velvety crimson. Dusty too. Underneath that a touch of mint. Dry, powdery tannins, lacks fruit depth though they have made the best of it to arrive at elegance overall."|
|84 "The 2011 Fourcas Dupre exhibits more generous fruit, medium body, no herbaceousness and an absence of dry tannins. Fruit-forward, light to medium-bodied and pleasant, it should be consumed over the next 3-4 years."|
86-89 "Friendly plum and black cherry notes with a lacing of sweet tobacco on the finish. Not big, but nice purity. Soft."