Chateau Carcanieux

2015 Cru Bourgeois

£19.20 per bottle

Single bottles: £23.99
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The vines for this wine are on average 25 years old and grow on the particularly gravelly and sandy soils of the Médoc.  A classic left bank blend (Cabernet Sauvignon [45%], Merlot [40%], Cabernet Franc [10%] and Petit Verdot [5%]), the parcels are vinified separately in stainless steel tanks to preserve all the fresh fruit characters of the grapes, and ageing takes place in oak barrels with no more than a fifth of them being new oak.  The use of old oak barrels allows for the benefits of oak ageing on the wine to impart tannic structure without lacing the final wines with the potentially overpowering flavours of new oak (vanilla spice and butter). 

Lashings of dark cassis and green leaves on the nose, with a savoury note of forest floor (sous-bois) on the palate, which is indicative of this wines’ age.  Rather pleasingly, this wine has a lingering fruity core with a touch of woody spice – it is drinking really well right now! 

Try with a peppered steak, chargrilled lamb chops or venison.

Facts about 2015 Cru Bourgeois

Winery

Code
14185

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David Phillips DipWSET (Marlborough)
Would you buy this again?: No
Vintage Reviewed: 2015
Disappointing

Sorry Eric but felt compelled to use your new review app. Hopefully the other five wines of my latest purchase will prove more positive. The 249 Cru Bourgois wines of the Medoc are the next step down from the Grand Cru's and usually represent great value which is why I bought it. This wine however displays none of the characteristics you should rightly expect from even from one of the 179 basic Crus Bourgois. For the 24 pounds it lacks any fruit concentration and offers very little other than a thin minerality. Tannins and acidity are non-existent and the wine curiously displays very little of the tertiary characteristics I would expect from a wine of this age. I note that this is a wine made by a syndicate called the Vignobles de terroirs which includes 11 properties in 12 appellations and more than 360 hectares of vines and can only assume the 180,000 bottles they produce are more about profit than quality. I, and my guests found it undrinkable and left 3/4 of the bottle to waste.