Château Tour St Bonnet, Médoc, 1996

  Château Tour St Bonnet

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Tour St Bonnet

Tour St Bonnet is a Cru Bourgeois, located in the appellation of Médoc. It is a well regarded cru bourgeois, with 40 hectares under vine on gravelly croups. Plantings are 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec with an average age of 35 years. Jacques Merlet, the estate manager prefers to age the wines for 18 months in large oak foudres.

Appellation: Médoc

With the exception of Haut Brion, all the Chateaux listed in the 1855 classification are situated in the Medoc, however, as with the Haut Medoc, most of the grand names defer to their more specific appellations. This is a vast AOC with around 1500 different wine-making estates. There are many good AOC Medoc wines, which did belong to the now defunct Cru Bourgois classification. The most notable estate is Potensac, which is owned by Leoville Las Cases.

Grape Blend: Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot

A classic partnership. The stock left bank Bordeaux blend also used to good affect in the New World. Cabernet's, acidic, tannic complex qualities marry ideally with Merlot's sweet, softy flesh characteristics.