|Grape||80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blend|
|Style||Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Black Fruit, Balanced, Unoaked, Spice, Rich|
The Duboscq Claret, AOP Bordeaux is an ideal accompaniment to roast beef, lamb, steak, and char-grilled meats. Rich and ripe aromas of plum, blackberry, and spice give way to liquorice and black pepper on the palate, leading to a satisfying mouthfeel. Balanced tannins mean this Claret punches above its weight.
Decanter Magazine: 92Pts
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2027
"Such a gorgeous nose; cinnamon, sweet spices, pink flowers, raspberries, red cherries and blackcurrants. Smooth and silky, the texture here is excellent, so mouth-filling but refined at the same time - a sense of precision and focus. The fruit is crunchy and balances well with the chewy tannins so you get lots of textural elements as well as bright acidity. A nicely complete wine delivering fruit intensity with a round and full body. Really very good quality with such a lifted, almost sweet bright finish still with a tangy mint and liquorice element. Excellent classicism. Drink now but can hold too. Made by the Duboscq family who own Château Haut-Marbuzet where some of the declassified grapes destined for their Cru Bourgeois make it into this cuvée. Unoaked blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon."
About the Producer
In 1952, Hervé Duboscq, whose family was from Gascony, had the foresight to take on 7 hectares of land in St. Estèphe in the north of the Médoc from the McCarthy family, one of the famous Irish 'Wild Geese' families who had settled in Bordeaux in the 17th century. Though close to Cos d'Estournel, the value of this unique terroir was far less recognised and after the war Hervé set about buying all of the other McCarthy plots, gradually building up an estate of 76 hectares. This passed to his son Henri, who established the wines' pedigree, and today the operation is run with verve and commitment by his sons Hugues and Bruno. From the outset the Duboscqs developed their own style, favouring greater approachability when compared with the more muscular wines of other St. Estèphe estates.
Vineyard and Winery
Made by the Duboscq family who own Château Haut-Marbuzet. Some of the declassified grapes destined for their Cru Bourgeois make it into the Duboscq Claret, increasing its depth and complexity. Medium length maceration on the skins gives balanced colour and tannin.
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