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Domaine du Bouscat

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2018 Domaine du Bouscat Caduce  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 91

Juicy, dark, sweet and fresh, with round textures and a blast of ripe black cherries from the get-go. It is amazing that you can buy wine this good for such little money. If you are looking for an early drinking value play, this is it. The wine is an exclusive in the American market for Jeffrey Davies Signature Selections. 90-92 Pts

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2018 Domaine du Bouscat Cuvée la Gargone  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 92

Inky in color, the wine is round, sweet, floral, juicy, fleshy, frruity and already easy to drink. The wine is made from blending 60% Merlot, 20% Malbec, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Franc. 91-93 Pts

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2018 Domaine du Bouscat Les Portes de L'Am  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 93

The color of ink, this stunner is fat, plush, juicy and loaded to brim with licorice, plums, flowers and chocolate covered cherries. Opulent in texture, this blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Malbec and 25% Cabernet Franc is pure hedonism in a glass. This wine is a Jeffrey Davies Signature Selection Exclusive. 92-94 Pts

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2017 Domaine du Bouscat Cuvée la Gargone  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 91

A real success for the vintage, the wine, produced from a blend of 60% Merlot, 20% Malbec, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon kicks off with espresso and chocolate coated ripe, sweet dark red berries on the nose. On the palate, the wine is forward, serving up its fresh, sweet, dark red fruits with ease. It’s difficult to find better Bordeaux value wines for under $20! This is a Jeffrey Davies Selection Exclusive.

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2017 Domaine du Bouscat Caduce  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 89

Dark in color, juicy, black fruit and licorice are on the nose and palate. The wine is round and fleshy, forward and will drink great on release.

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2017 Domaine du Bouscat Les Portes de L'Am  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 92

From blending 50% Merlot, 25% Malbec and 25% Cabernet Franc, you get a wine that is deep in color, forward, soft and easy to drink. The wine is ripe and juicy, showing a touch of oak on top of all the ripe, sweet, fleshy fruits. This wine is a Jeffrey Davies Signature Selection Exclusive.

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2016 Domaine du Bouscat Caduce  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 88

Made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine is deep and dark in color, with licorice, espresso, and dark red berries. Forward, easy drinking, fruity and crowd pleasing in style. It's very hard to a better wine for the money.

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2016 Domaine du Bouscat Cuvée la Gargone  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 90

Inky in color, this blend of 60% Merlot, 20% Malbec, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Franc delivers a wine that is sweet, lush, fresh and offers density with a lot of fruit.

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2016 Domaine du Bouscat Les Portes de L'Am  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 92

When you take 50% Merlot, 25% Malbec and 25% Cabernet Franc from vines that are almost 40 years of age, with low yields of only 14 hectoliters per hectare, it's easy to understand how you get such a dark, inky color. Licorice and black cherry liqueur are all over the place. Dense rich, lushly textured and forward, this is packed with freshness and flavor. This wine is a Jeffrey Davies Signature Selection Exclusive.

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2015 Domaine du Bouscat Caduce  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 89

Floral, fresh and loaded with sweet, ripe, juicy black cherries topped with licorice in a round, easy to like forward style.

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2015 Domaine du Bouscat Cuvée la Gargone  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 90

The dark color is the first thing you notice. But it is the lush, juicy, sweet layers of cocoa, black cherry and thyme and its plush textures, coupled with the low price point that makes this a buy.

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2015 Domaine du Bouscat Les Portes de L'Am  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 92

Deep in color, the full bodied, rich wine is loaded with fat, sweet, opulent, chocolate covered cherries, licorice and an array of spices. The user friendly styled wine should deliver pleasure early. There is no sensation of heat, even though the wine reached 15% alcohol. This is a contender for the best Bordeaux Superieur of the 2015 vintage. The wine is a Jeffrey Davies Selection Exclusive.

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2014 Domaine du Bouscat Caduce  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 86

Ripe, plush, soft, fruity early drinker that offers character and value with a spicy, fruit filled finish. 86-87 Pts

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2014 Domaine du Bouscat Cuvée la Gargone  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 89

Dark in color, powerful aromas of chocolate coated ripe, sweet dark red berries with lots of supple texture and personality. It’s going to be difficult to find a better 2014 Bordeaux for under $20! This wine is a Jeffrey Davies Selection Exclusive. 88-90 Pts

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2014 Domaine du Bouscat Les Portes de L'Am  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 90

When you take 50% Merlot, 25% Malbec and 25% Cabernet Franc from vines that are 36 years of age, low yields of only 19 hectoliters per hectare and micro vinify your wine, you can produce a wine that is dark in color, with layers of fat, sweet, ripe, juicy black fruits and lush textures. This hedonistic treat could get even better in bottle. OK, this is not a wine you marry. But it's a great one night stand! The wine reached 14.2% alcohol. This wine is a Jeffrey Davies Selection Exclusive. 89-91 Pts

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2013 Domaine du Bouscat Caduce  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 84

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

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2013 Domaine du Bouscat Cuvée la Gargone  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 85

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

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2013 Domaine du Bouscat Les Portes de L'Am  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 89

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

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2012 Domaine du Bouscat Caduce  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 87

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

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2012 Domaine du Bouscat Cuvée la Gargone  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 90

Forward, lush, soft, licorice, espresso bean and sweet fruits deliver early drinking pleasure and a real bang for the buck.

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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

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2012 Domaine du Bouscat Les Portes de L'Am  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 91

Dark in color, with a fat, dark fruit, sweet, low acid personality, loads of sweet, licorice and black cherry notes and a fleshy, ripe, sweet, fat, jammy finish.

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

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2011 Domaine du Bouscat Caduce  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 88

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

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2011 Domaine du Bouscat Cuvée la Gargone  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 89

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

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2011 Domaine du Bouscat Les Portes de L'Am  (Bordeaux Supérieur) 91

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

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