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2009 Chateau du Bousquet, Cotes de Bourg, France

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Wine Notes

Tasting note: Deeply-coloured with ruby highlights. Enticing nose of ripe red fruits enhanced by subtle oak. Supple palate with a fine-grained texture displaying good balance. A pleasant wine with real accessibility drinking well with barbecued foods. (03-May-2011) [Gilbert & Gaillard]

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $17

Score: 85  
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Grape Variety

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.


  • Cotes de Bourg is an appellation of the Bordeaux wine region, producing primarily red wine, but also a small quantity of white. The appellation covers wines made in the area around the town of Bourg, located 12 miles (20 km) north-west of Bordeaux city. Cotes de Bourg was originally intended to be part of the new Cotes de Bordeaux appellation created in 2009, but this did not go ahead.

    The soil types of the Cotes de Bourg are a mixture of clay, sand and gravel in varying proportions; this is to be expected, given Bourg’s location near the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers. The ...more

  • The Cotes de Bordeaux appellation was created in 2009 to merge four existing appellations used in France's Bordeaux region. These four were: Premieres Cotes de Blaye, Cotes de Castillon, Cotes de Francs, and the red wines from the Cadillac district, which previous...more

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