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Chateau Bolaire Bordeaux Superieur Wine

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Chateau Bolaire Bordeaux SuperieurBordeaux Wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Bolaire is an interesting estate in the Bordeaux Superieur appellation.  The vineyards boast the largest percentage of Petit Verdot planted in all of Bordeaux at more than fifty percent! Chateau Bolaire was first established at the start of the 21st century. The property was created by the young Vincent Mulliez, after he purchased it in 2003. Vincent Mulliez was also responsible for improving the quality of wines being produced at his Haut Medoc estate Chateau Belle-Vue along with Chateau de Gironville, which is also situated in the Haut Medoc. All three estates have earned a solid reputation for producing fine, affordable, value priced, Bordeaux wine of quality. Vincent Mulliez, who had a career as a banker before becoming a Bordeaux wine maker, passed away in 2010 at only 44 years of age.

The 7.3 hectare Bordeaux Superieur vineyards of Chateau Bolaire are planted to 54% Petit Verdot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of between 5,000 and 6,000 vines per hectare. While the vines are old, with an average age of 40 years, what makes the vineyard distinct is that Chateau Bolaire has some of the oldest Petit Verdot vines in Bordeaux at close to 90 years of age! The terroir features a distinctive soil composition with its fine grained, sandy, red clay.

To vinify the wines of Chateau Bolaire, the juice undergoes on average a 21 day cold soak at 5° Celsius before being fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel vats. The juice spends about 90 days on its post malolacitc fermentation lees. The wine is aged for an average of 12 months in roughly 30% new, French oak barrels  before bottling. Chateau Bolaire is one of the top wines designated as Bordeaux Superieur.

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Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Château Bolaire

    1. Easy drinking, spicy and open, this delivers a shot of boysenberry in the finish. This unique wine is produced with the highest percentage of Petit Verdot in Bordeaux at 53%, with the remainder of the blend coming from 40% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 13%. 85-88 Pts

      86 points - Tasted
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  2. 2012 Château Bolaire

    1. This unique wine is produced with the highest percentage of Petit Verdot in Bordeaux, with more than 54% in the blend, and is packed with spicy, fresh red berries. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  3. 2011 Château Bolaire

    1. Produced from an unusual blend of 40% Petit Verdot, 35% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, the goal is to move the property to an even higher percentage of Petit Verdot with hopes that the wine will eventually become an even mix of Petit Verdot and Merlot. With leaf, forest and spice, the wine is fresh and filled with crisp cassis and blackberry. 88-91 Pts.

      89 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Château Bolaire

    1. Bolaire Produced from an unusual blend of 40% Petit Verdot, 35% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, the goal is to move the property to an even higher percentage of Petit Verdot with the hopes the wine will eventually become an even mix of Petit Verdot and Merlot. With wood, black raspberry, cassis and flower scents, this medium bodied wine offers a lot of freshness, spice and cassis ending with hints of pepper and slightly green tints in the finish. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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