Chateau Fourcas Borie Haut Medoc Bordeaux Wine

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Chateau Fourcas Borie, which comes from the Listrac area of the Haut Medoc region is one of three wines that share the name Fourcas. The others are Fourcas Dupre and Fourcas Hosten. Chateau Fourcas Borie is the creation of Bruno Borie.  Bruno Borie is best known as the owner of Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou in St. Julien. The Borie family purchased the property in 2009.

However, the property has a history in the Bordeaux region before the Borie era. Chateau Fourcas Borie was previously sold under the name of Fourcas Dumont. The estate was originally created when two properties came under the control of a single owner who merged Chateau Clos du Fourcas with Chateau Moulin du Bourg. 2009 was the final vintage for Fourcas Dumont.

Under the direction of Bruno Borie, Chateau Fourcas Borie made its debut with the 2009 Bordeaux vintage. In 2011, Bruno Borie changed the label of the wine to its current, bright, modern, attention seeking design for Chateau Fourcas Borie.

The 30 hectare, Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Fourcas Borie is planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot on a terroir of clay with limestone soil. On average, the vines are close to 30 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine density that ranges from 6,600 vines per hectare to 9,900 vine per hectare in 27 separate plots. As the property was created when two estates were joined together, it’s understandable the vineyards occupy two separte types of terroir. The soils consist of gravel and clay on the hillsides and clay with limestone on the flats.

Chateau Fourcas Borie is vinified in a range of temperature controlled stainless vats that vary in size from as small as 30 hectoliters all the way up to 220 hectoliters. This allows for a parcel by parcel vinification. Chateau Fourcas Borie is one of the few wines in its class to be able to do this.   Malolactic fermentation takes place in vat. The wine of Chateau Fourcas Borie is aged in 30% to 50% new, French oak barrels for an average of 12 months.  There is a second wine, Chateau Moulin du Bourg and a third wine, Hautegrave Tris.  The production of Chateau Forucas Borie is slightly less than 18,000 cases per vintage.

If you’re looking for a great value Bordeaux wine from the Medoc, that does not require age, yet it offers good character, style and charm, Chateau Fourcas Borie, with its up front easy to like personality is one of the best wines in that class. Bargain hunters should be all over the wine!

Chateau Fourcas Borie was not the first purchase for the Borie family in the Haut Medoc appellation. The Borie family also own Chateau Ducluzeau, which is located in the commune of Listrac, not far from Fourscas Borie. Chateau Ducluzeau has a 10 hectare vineyard with old vines that is planted to 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Château Fourcas-Borie

    1. Easy to like and to drink, the wine showcases polished textures and notes of black cherry, licorice and earth. This is not a wine for aging—drink it in its youth. 85-87 Pts

      86 points - Tasted
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  2. 2012 Château Fourcas-Borie

    1. Formerly sold under the name of Fourcas Dumont is from Bruno Borie of Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou. From a Merlot-dominated blend, licorice, black cherry and jam notes are in the forefront. Light and forward in style, this is an easy-to-drink, crowd-pleasing style of wine that should drink well on release. The wine is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and is aging in 30% new, French oak barrels. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
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  3. 2011 Château Fourcas-Borie

    1. Easy drinking, forward styled Medoc, with a good nose, palate presence and it sells for a fair price. Uncomplicated and already open, this is a wine to drink over the 5 few years. The wine was produced from a blend of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot.

      87 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Château Fourcas-Borie

    1. Fourcas Borie opens with cassis, spice and dark berry aromas. Round, filled with charm and pleasing to the wallet, this will be one of the top value wines from the Medoc in this expensive 2010 Bordeaux vintage. The wine was produced from a blend of 75% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

      90 points - Tasted
    2. The second vintage of Fourcas Borie, which was formerly sold under the name of Fourcas Dumont is from Bruno Borie of Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou. Filled with juicy ripe, spicy cassis, blackberry and earth, this charming, crowd pleasing wine will offer a lot of bang for the buck in the under $20 category. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  5. 2009 Château Fourcas-Borie

    1. Licorice, boysenberry, milk chocolate and cherry, medium bodied, with an open, soft, lush personality that drank well the day it was released. This is an outstanding Bordeaux value wine. The wine was produced from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Petit Verdot. For close to $20, it's going to be hard to find a better wine!

      90 points - Tasted
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