Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Bouscaut springs from the glass with lovely scents of chocolate-covered cranberries, kirsch and cassis plus hints of wilted roses, pencil shavings and bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate sports mouth-coating red and black fruits with a firm backbone of grainy tannins and refreshing finish. LPB
Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London. The nose is rather oaky on the Bouscaut Blanc, although the palate is nicely balanced, simple, with plenty of praline-tinged fruit on the finish. Like the sample out of barrel – I am seeking more tension here, but that is something that needs to be locked in from day one. Tasted November 2012.
Solidly ripe, offering fig, plum sauce and blackberry fruit intertwined with briar, anise and graphite. Dense but polished, revealing pleasant stuffing in reserve. Drink now through 2023. JM
Tasted blind. Mid crimson, youthful looking. Fresh black fruits, a touch herbal. Lovely fruit riches here. Bags of fruit and yet elegant in structure. Fresh and juicy and nicely balanced. Julia Harding MW
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