Ch. Bouscaut Blanc, Pessac-Léognan
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Ch. Bouscaut Blanc, Pessac-Léognan - 2016

Item # 40719 750mL
$44.96/ Single Bottle
$539.52 $485.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A full-bodied and dry Bordeaux made from a near equal blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Fermentation and aging took place is barrique - 40% of which were new.


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Staff Pick Notes

This wine is precision and richness in a bottle. It's also a testament to the skillful art of aging. The estate of Château Bouscaut date back to the seventeenth century, and they are one of the premier wineries in the Pessac-Léognan appellation of Bordeaux. Semillon and Sauvignon grapes grow here in clay soils atop a limestone base, imparting exquisite freshness and ageability to the wines. Take a sniff in the glass and you'll get subtle aromas of chamomile, lemon peel, and crème brûlée. The palate expands upon this with layers of seductive textures and sensations like hazelnut, toffee, carob, beeswax, kaffir limes, and smoke. The effect is dazzling. Are you looking to unlock the mysterious allure of a good white Bordeaux? Here's the key.

- TD

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Sauvignon Blanc

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