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Jean Luc Thunevin Bad Boy Bordeaux Wine

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Bad Boy 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

Jean Luc Thunevin is best know for his stunning St. Emilion Valandraud, as well as his successful career as a Bordeaux negociant. However, Jean Luc Thunevin is also a consultant to numerous chateaux in the Right Bank as well as the Left Bank. But Jean Luc produces more than Valandraud. He is also involved in making some of the best Bordeaux value wines available today. While the stunning from Valandraud gets all the press, as it should, the value wines from Thunevin deserve your attention.

At the top of the Bordeaux value wine list from the team of Jean Luc Thunevin is Bad Boy.The wine is also sold under the name of Mauvais Garçon in in some markets. Bad Boy takes its name from the well earned moniker of Jean Luc, who is affectionately known as the Bad Boy of St. Emilion for marching to the beat of his own drummer.

The wine of Thunevin Bad Boy comes from a terroir of clay and limestone soils, similar to what you find in many St. Emilion vineyards. The Bordeaux vineyards used to make Thunevin Bad Boy are planted to a vineyard cepage of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. This is often the blend for the wine as well. Much of the fruit comes from vines planted in the Fronsac appellation.

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Jean-Luc Thunevin, who is known for his sense of humor claims, 6,666 six packs, or 39,996 bottles of Bordeaux wine are produced on average each vintage of Thunevin Bad Boy. Bad Boy is also sold under the name of Mauvais Garçon, which is translated from French to English as Bad Boy.

Thunevin Bad Boy is a delicious, lush, forward, easy to like style of Merlot based Bordeaux. This value wine from the Right Bank drinks well young and remains fairly priced. Thunevin Bad Boy delivers a good combination of fairly priced Bordeaux wine that is hard to find these days.

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  1. 2013 Ets Thunevin Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)

    1. Flowers, licorice, sweet plum, and cocoa flavors are found from start to finish in this likable, forward wine. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
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  2. 2012 Ets Thunevin Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)

    1. Sweet red berries, oak and smoke, soft textures, forward and round in style, this medium bodied, Merlot based wine will drink well on release. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  3. 2011 Ets Thunevin Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)

    1. Jean Luc Thunevin’s 100% Merlot, eponymous wine reached 14.5% alcohol. Aged in 50% new oak, the wine offers coffee, vanilla and black cherry scents, soft tannins and should deliver a fun, chocolate and black raspberry-filled finish on release. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Ets Thunevin Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)

    1. Bad Boy is filled with ripe jammy black fruit, licorice, round textures and chocolate covered plums. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  5. 2009 Ets Thunevin Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)

    1. Oak, spice, blackberry, tobacco and earthy scents fill the perfume. Already open and drinking well, this fun, round, delicious, up-front style of Merlot based, Bordeaux wine will deliver a lot of pleasure early.

      89 points - Tasted
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  6. 2008 Ets Thunevin Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)

    1. 08 Bad Boy (Bordeaux) should be called Bad Girl because Murielle Andraud is now entirely in charge, just as she is at Château de Valandraud. This merlot, styled for early drinking, expresses a good deal of charm with its ripe black fruit, chocolate, and licorice aromas. This wine will return a lot of pleasure for a fair price. 88-91

      89 points - Tasted
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  7. 2005 Ets Thunevin Mauvais Garçon (Bad Boy)

    1. Already open, charming and fun to taste, this Merlot based wine from Jean-Luc Thunevin offers rich textures, ripe fruit, spicy, licorice, dark fruit scents and it's available for a fair price.

      89 points - Tasted
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