2016 is considered a very good, classic vintage for Bordeaux and this claret from an impressive family estate in premium Côtes de Blaye really delivers. Rounded, silky and generous in red fruit and cedar maturity, it's both appealing and affordable.
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Blackcurrants and redcurrants; smooth tannins; elegant structure
Redcurrant, plum and cassis, with maturing cedar notes
On his way to boarding school each week, Luc Schweitzer went past Château Bourdieu. So it really was a dream come true when in 1993 he followed in the winegrowing footsteps of his parents and bought the property. Now helped by his two sons, Richard and Ludovic, quality obsessed Luc produces the kinds of wines he loves. He started with 25 hectares and now, bit by bit, has increased the vineyards to 75. Château Bourdieu is their most classic red. “An ode to Merlot and to the Blaye region”, he says. It remains in vat, with no oak, to preserve all the intense, red fruit of the vintage. A rich claret packed with flavour, it's smooth, elegant but still accessible. Drinking well now, especially with duck or beef. Open an hour or so early too.
"Rounded, silky, red fruit flavours and a lovely fresh finish. A very enjoyable Bordeaux"
Jennie Perry Buyer for Bordeaux