Château Bolaire 2011 Bordeaux Supérieur Magnum (150cl)

“Classified growth-like quality” – Robert Parker. Château Bolaire has the specificity of containing 40% of Petit Verdot - a grape usually used in small quantity to add elegance and structure to a wine. As a result, it might be “only” a Bordeaux Supérieur but it clearly punches above its weight. It displays a toasty nose and powerful flavours of black cherries, and tannins are really well integrated. This quality is a steal at that price!

  

3 Bottles available

£ 32.00 tax incl.

Bottle.pngWine CharacteristicsGlass.pngWhen & how to drink?Bordeaux
 
Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Château Bolaire - Famille Mulliez
2011
Bordeaux Supérieur
Bordeaux
Dry Red wine
45% Merlot
40% Petit Verdot
15% Cabernet Sauvignon
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2020
1 hour before serving
16-17°C
Grilled red meat, mushrooms, roasted potatoes with herbs.
 BodyBody Scale Red WineBarrel.pngTechnical stuff
 OakOak Scale Red Wine 
Soil
Vineyard
Vines
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Dry palus 
7.3 hectares
41 years old
Manual
13%
90% in oak barrels, 10% in vats for 12 months
 FruitFruit Scale Red Wine
Expert.pngWhat experts say
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87-88/100 "This dense ruby/purple-hued 2011 displays attractive floral and black currant aromas, abundant fruit and classified growth-like quality. It is another convincing example of how a well-run estate overcomes the challenges of a tough year. Drink it over the next 5-6 years."

  

16/20 "Very dark crimson. Clean, fresh, mildly toasty nose. Really very creditable and apparently ripe. Then an attractive fresh, dry finish. Good balance. Light tannins suggest a reasonably early maturity."

88-91/100 "This is full and round, with a frame of roasted spice caressing the dark plum and raspberry fruit. Nice sleek, graphite-tinged finish. Solid."

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2* - Remarkable wine

15/20

 

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