2011 Bouscaut, Pessac-Leognan
An outstanding red with a precise fruit-tannin balance and lovely acidity. It’s full-bodied, with polished tannins and a blueberry, mineral and clove character. Better in 2016.
Barrel sample. Light, fresh and fruity, this is a wine that shows a delicate character that’s unusual for the vintage. It has blackberry fruits, some soft tannins and new-wood flavors.
Nicely concentrated Cabernet cassis nose, good depth and clarity of fruit and firm tannins for the future. Drink 2015-2025.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Saturated medium purple-ruby. Aromas of violet, blackberry and chocolate. Rich, dense and suave, with milk chocolate and dark plum flavors nicely lifted by sweet spices and a hint of balsamic vinegar. Finishes silky and long, with youthful rising tannins. This struck me as an extremely successful Bouscaut that should make fine drinking over the short to medium term.
Offers a solid mix of red currant and blackberry fruit, laced with cocoa and sweet spice hints, all backed by a gentle, lightly smoky finish. (Web Only--2014)