You have recently discovered on this blog the birth of the 2015 vintage in the Dourthe Estates.

The significant participation of international press to the « en primeur » tastings from April perfectly illustrates how much the vintage was awaited.

The first comments  on 2015 Dourthe wines  are particularly positive, rewarding the work carried-out in the vineyard by our teams through the years. You will find hereunder the first selected excerpts about some of our wines.

 

 

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Château Belgrave, Grand Cru Classé Haut-Médoc :

92/100 Wine Enthusiast ( Roger Voss) “ … The texture, initially dry, then reveals layers of black fruits and vibrant acidity. The finish is dry and lingering, with good tannic grip.”

90/100 Decanter ( Steven Spurrier) “Quite smoky nose and richness of fruits shows the proximity to St-Julien. There’s a certain earthiness and good tannins. A very good, solid wine; fine future.”

16,5+/20 Jancis Robinson “…Very fresh and vital. Clearly lots of work has gone into the Dourthe flagship. Smooth as satin but with good dry vitality. Really racy.”

90-92 e.RobertParker.com( Neal Martin)  “ … a vivacious bouquet with cedar and cigar box-infused black fruit that really leaps from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, plenty of blackberry and crushed strawberry fruit with fine mineralité coming through on the finish. This is a very fine 2015 from this Haut-Médoc estate.”

And also : 92/100 Tim Atkin; 94/100 Bettane & Desseauve; 17/20 Vinum; 16-17 : La Revue du Vin de France; 92/100 : Markus del Monego; 18/20 : Rene Gabriel; 17,5+ Matthew Jukes…

 

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Château Le Boscq, Cru Bourgeois Saint-Estèphe

92/100 Wine Enthusiast ( Roger Voss) “ The tannins in this wine are smooth, balancing the crisp fruit flavors and ample acidity…”

17/20 Jancis Robinson “…Beautifully attractive “ mineral » scents. Very direct and very St-Estèphe. Masses of ripe fruit on the palate. A good emissary…”

« Coup de Cœur » 16/20 Le Point ( Jacques Dupont) “… Tannins veloutés,long, frais. Un vrai Saint Estèphe. ”

And also : 93-94 : Bettane &Desseauve ; 17/20 : René Gabriel ; 91/100 Markus del Monego…

 

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Château La Garde, Pessac-Léognan Rouge

90-93 Wine spectator ( J Molesworth)  “ …Shows excellent definition and integration already…”

90-92 Vinous ( A Gallioni) “The 2015 La Garde is impressive and delicious…”

And also : 16,5/20 Jancis Robinson; 92-94 Bettane & Desseauve; 17/20 : René Gabriel; 16/20 Vinum, 90/100 Markus del Monego, 16,5/20 Le Figaro..

Château La Garde, Pessac-Léognan Blanc

90-93 Wine Spectator ( James Molesworth) “ Recommended 2015 Bordeaux among TOP DRY WHITES”

90-92 e.RobertParker.com( Neal Martin) : “…it does everything you expect from a white Bordeaux…”

And also 92-93 James Suckling; 93 Tim Atkin…

 

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Château Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

89-91 Vinous( A Gallioni): “…There is plenty to like, especially the direction this wine has taken in the last few years.”

And also : 92-93 : Bettane & Desseauve; 91-92 James Suckling; 89/100 Decanter…

 

 

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Château Rahoul, Graves Rouge

88-90 Vinous (A Gallioni) : “The 2015 Rahoul is succulent and wonderfully expressive…”

89-91  e.RobertParker.com( Neal Martin) “The 2015 Rahoul has a mineral-driven bouquet, well defined with bright blackberry and raspberry aromas, a little earthiness poking its head around the corner with time. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannin, nicely judged acidity with an easy-going, very harmonious finish…”
And Also : 90-91 James Suckling; 90-91 : Bettane&Desseauve; 16,5/20 : Le Figaro; 90/100: Tim Atkin; 90/100

Château Rahoul, Graves Blanc

16.5/20 Jancis Robinson “…Real palate impact. Already a pleasure to drink…”

And also : 92-93 Bettane & Desseauve;90-91 James Suckling; 16/20: La Revue du Vin de France; 16/20 Vinum

 

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Château de Ricaud, Grand Vin, Cadillac

89-91 e.robertParker.com ( Neal Martin) “…This comes recommended – a well-crafted, delicious Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux.”

87-89 Vinous (A Gallioni)  “The 2015 de Ricaud is soft, open-knit and delicious…The 2015 de Ricaud is soft, open-knit and delicious.”

And also  89-90 :Bettane & Desseauve; 91/100 : Tim Atkin; 90-91 James Suckling…