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Domaine du Bouscat Bordeaux Superieur, Bordeaux 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

Domaine du Bouscat is located close to Fronsac, in St. Romain La Virvee, not far from the Dordogne river. Domaine du Bouscat has a long history in the region. The estate was created in 1870 by the Dubernard family. Today, Domaine du Bouscat is owned by François Dubernard, who took over management of the property in 1998. Domaine du Bouscat produces three wines Caduce, La Gargone and Les Portes de l’Am are all great examples of Bordeaux value wines.

A lot of work in the vineyard goes into producing all three wines. Standard vineyard practices include sustainable vineyard management without the use of pesticides. Low yields are the goal for all three wines.

Domaine du Bouscat Caduce is the entry level wine for Domaine du Bouscat. The wine is produced from an 8 hectare vineyard that is planted to 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec and 5% Cabernet Franc. On average, the vines are 37 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine density that ranges from 4,500 vines per hectare up to 5,500 vines per hectare.

The vinification of Domaine du Bouscat Cauduce takes place in unlined cement vats. This follows a 3-day, cold soak at 12 degrees Celsuis. the maceration lasts for an average of 25 days and is punctuated with regular microbullages. The wine of Domaine du Bouscat Cauduce goes through a unique aging process. The wine is aged on its post malolactic lees for four months year in vat before it’s transferred to a unique combination of new and used, French oak barrels, 340 liter and 600 liter demi muids. Domaine du Bouscat Caduce produces on average, 3,000 cases of wine per year.

Domaine du Bouscat La Gargone is produced from a 3.3 hectare vineyard planted to 60% Merlot, 20% Malbec, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines are old, with an average of 38 years. The vineyard is planted to a vine density that ranges from 4,500 vines per hectare up to 5,500 vines per hectare. The vinification of Domaine du Bouscat La Gargone takes place in unlined cement vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. The wine of Domaine du Bouscat La Gargone is aged in 95% new, French oak barrels. The production of Domaine du Bouscat La Gargone is close to 800 cases per year.

Domaine du Bouscat Les Portes de L’Am is the top wine from the Right Bank estate. The wine is produced from a small, .7 hectare portion of the properties hillside vineyard. The vineyard is planted to a unique vineyard blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Malbec and 25% Cabernet Franc. The terroir is clay and limestone soils. The vines are close to 38 years of age.

To produce Domaine du Bouscat Les Portes de L’Am, the fruit is sorted three times before it undergoes a two day, cold soak at 6 degrees Celsius. Fermentation takes place in two Seguin Moreau, 600-liter demi muids. One of the demi muids is new, the other is one year old. The grapes are macerated for an average of 26 days and is punctuated with regular microbullages. Malolactic fermentation takes place in French Muid’Oc, 320 liter, barrels. The wine is aged in the same 320 liter barrels for an average of 17 to 19 months. Try finding a bottle as not much wine is made. On average, production of Domaine du Bouscat Les Portes de L’Am is close to 2,200 bottles per vintage. The estate is consulted by Claude Gros.

Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Domaine du Bouscat Caduce

    1. From 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec and 5% Cabernet Franc. Sweet, open, easy to drink raspberry and cherry filled quaffer that offers a lot of value for the money. 83-85 Pts

      84 points - Tasted
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  2. 2013 Domaine du Bouscat Cuvée la Gargone

    1. With loads of spicy, dark berries and espresso bean, the wine is tannic, with some flesh, but there is a dry, oaky sensation in the finish. From low yields of 12 hectoliters per hectare, the wine is aging in 100% new French oak. 84-86 Pts

      85 points - Tasted
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  3. 2013 Domaine du Bouscat Les Portes de L'Am

    1. Deep in color, with a lot of richness for the vintage, dark fruit, chocolate and coffee bean are the first thing you notice before moving on to the fresh, black raspberry dominated finish. With a tannic backbone, this should be better after a few years of aging. From an interesting blend of 40% Malbec, 35% Merlot, and 25% Cabernet Franc, the wine was produced from yields of just 10 hectoliters per hectare and is aging in 100% new, French oak. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  4. 2012 Domaine du Bouscat Les Portes de L'Am

    1. With deep color, floral, black raspberry and licorice notes, the wine is sweet, rich, round, concentrated with lush, ripe, fresh fruit. 89-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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  5. 2012 Domaine du Bouscat Cuvée la Gargone

    1. Fennel, earth, black cherries and jam are produced from a blend that includes 20% Malbec. Made from low yields, the wine is fresh, lively and represents true value. 88-90 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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  6. 2012 Domaine du Bouscat Caduce

    1. Medium-bodied with licorice and blackberries, the wine is round, simple and easy to quaff. For a wine that will sell for $10-12, this represents great value. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
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  7. 2011 Domaine du Bouscat Les Portes de L'Am

    1. The third wine from Bouscat and the most intense, the wine is inky in color. From old vines planted in clay and limestone soil from a tiny.7 hectare vineyard, the blend consists of 50% Merlot, 25% Malbec and 25% Cabernet Franc. Licorice, truffle, mineral and black cherry scents open to an intense, ripe, opulent wine that is dense and packed with ripe, black, juicy, sweet fruit. Only 2,100 bottles are produced. 90-92 Pts

      91 points - Tasted
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  8. 2011 Domaine du Bouscat Cuvée la Gargone

    1. This tiny 3.3 hectare vineyard, situated not far from Fronsac, contains a whopping 20% Malbec, along with 60% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is fermented in unlined cement tanks and is aged in 95% new oak. Deep in color with vanilla, blackberry, coffee and boysenberry, the wine is rich, ripe and plush, ending with an opulent, fruit-filled finish. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  9. 2011 Domaine du Bouscat Caduce

    1. From a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, and 5% Cabernet Franc with vines that are an impressive 37 years of age. With good color, licorice, black cherry and vanilla, the wine is sweet, round and approachable. 87-88 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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