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Château Bolaire

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2020 Château Bolaire  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 90

Dark in color, the wine shows black, red and blue fruits with a cool spiciness. Juicy, chewy, full-bodied, deep and round, with a peppery core of savory fruit on the palate and finish. Give this a few years in the bottle to develop more complexity. The wine is interesting as you often find as much as 50% of the blend devoted to old vines Petit Verdot along with Merlot. 89-91 Pts

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2019 Château Bolaire  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 90

With close to 60% old vine Petit Verdot in the blend, the wine is quite dark in the glass. Lush, round, fleshy and juicy, this fruit-filled, full-bodied, richly textured wine is unique for Bordeaux and well-worth experiencing. 89-91 Pts

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2018 Château Bolaire  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 91

Licorice, dark cocoa, cherry, 5 spice, pepper, black raspberry and chocolate come to the surface of the perfume with ease. Medium-bodied, lifted and fruity, with a cool spicy overtone, this is already loads of fun to taste. The wine was made from blending of 50% old vine Petit Verdot and 50% Merlot, which is unique for Bordeaux. 91 Points

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Spicy, floral and polished, the wine is juicy, forward and sweet, with a nice dose of ripe, spiced black raspberries from start to finish. The wine was made from blending of 50% old vine Petit Verdot and 50% Merlot, which is unique for Bordeaux. 90-92 Pts

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2016 Château Bolaire  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 90

With an unusual blend of 50% old vine Petit Verdot and 50% Merlot , it's easy to find the floral, ripe, very fresh, black raspberry fruits. Ripe, with length and lots of freshness going on here. 90 Points

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2015 Château Bolaire  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 89

Using a unique blend of 60% old vine Petit Verdot, 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon produced a wine that is fresh, floral and robust, with sweet, dark, spicy, fruit filled finish. 89 Points

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2014 Château Bolaire  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 89

Sweet, lush, fat, juicy, ripe, spicy fruit for a price you can afford and drinkable on release. This unique wine is produced with the highest percentage of Petit Verdot in Bordeaux that takes up 60% of the blend, the remainder consists of 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine reached 13.5% alcohol. 88-89 Pts

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2013 Château Bolaire  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 86

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

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2012 Château Bolaire  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 88

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

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2011 Château Bolaire  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 89

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

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2010 Château Bolaire  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 88

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

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2009 Château Bolaire  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 89

This outstanding Bordeaux value wine is ready to drink with its lush textures coupled with its spice, licorice and smoky, ripe black cherry personality. From a blend of 39% Petit Verdot, 34% Merlot and 27% Cabernet Sauvignon. 89 Points

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2005 Château Bolaire  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 88

Surprisingly, still going strong at close to 10 years of age. This is probably due to the blend, which includes almost 40% Petit Verdot! The wine is earthy, spicy, floral and shows a dark, blackberry fruit and olive note. Round and ready, if you have a bottle, do not hesitate to pop a cork. 88 Points

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