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Château Bolaire

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2021
87
Plums and cherries with cocoa show up easily in the round, fruity palate and finish. Drink from 2023-2028. 86-88

Plums and cherries with cocoa show up easily in the round, fruity palate and finish. Drink from 2023-2028. 86-88

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2020
90
Espresso, flowers cocoa and black plums with a touch of spice open the nose. The wine is juicy, and flavorful, offering a big blast of chewy. dark, red fruits, cocoa and espresso on the mid-palate and in the spicy, fresh finish. The wine is interesting as you often find as much as 50% of the blend devoted to old vine Petit Verdot along with Merlot. Drink from 2023-2038.

Espresso, flowers cocoa and black plums with a touch of spice open the nose. The wine is juicy, and flavorful, offering a big blast of chewy. dark, red fruits, cocoa and espresso on the mid-palate and in the spicy, fresh finish. The wine is interesting as you often find as much as 50% of the blend devoted to old vine Petit Verdot along with Merlot. Drink from 2023-2038.

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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

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
91
Dark, deep and powerful, this unique blend of roughly 40% Merlot and close to 60% old vine Petit Verdot is packed with dark chocolate, flowers, black, red and blue fruits along with earthy nuances. On the palate, the wine is lush, fresh and salty. Bold and richly textured, give this just few years in the cellar before pulling a cork. Drink from 2022-2031.

Dark, deep and powerful, this unique blend of roughly 40% Merlot and close to 60% old vine Petit Verdot is packed with dark chocolate, flowers, black, red and blue fruits along with earthy nuances. On the palate, the wine is lush, fresh and salty. Bold and richly textured, give this just few years in the cellar before pulling a cork. Drink from 2022-2031.

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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

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
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.

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.

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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

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
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.

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.

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2015
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.

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.

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2014
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% ABV. 88-89 Pts

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% ABV. 88-89 Pts

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2013
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

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
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

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
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.

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.

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2010
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

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
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.

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.

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2005
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.

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.

4,810 Views   Tasted