2008 Boutisse Rouge, St-Emilion

SKU #1075154 91 points Wine Spectator

 This is a ripe, fleshy, toasty, modern-style version, boasting rich layers of raspberry ganache, crushed plum and boysenberry fruit, held together by stylish, fine-grained structure. Extra spice, anise and graphite notes fill in on the finish. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2016. 7,000 cases made.

88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A strong effort for this fairly-priced cuvee, the 2008 is one of the finest wines I have tasted from Boutisse. Displaying spicy oak, tobacco leaf, licorice, and smoky elements intermixed with sweet red and black currant fruit, this ripe, round, generous St.-Emilion is ideal for drinking during its first 12-15 years of life.  (4/ 2009)

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By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/25/2011  | Send Email
This wine is right in the middle of an ultra modern right bank and a classic styled St. Emilion. Bright red fruit on the nose with slight spice. The palate is filled with bright raspberry, slight smoke and lots of spice. The mouthfeel has only slight astringency with a long finish spice and raspberry.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion