PRE DEPARTURE OFFER Chateau de Bouillerot Fruit d'Automne Bordeaux red 2016 Cabernet Franc and Merlot
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PRE-DEPARTURE OFFER AND THE WINE ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA IN JANUARY 2020 WHEN THE PRICE WILL RISE 20% ABOVE WHAT YOU CAN GET IT FOR HERE.
#10. CHÂTEAU DE BOUILLEROT FRUIT D'AUTOMNE 2016.
Château de Bouillerot is a 40-minute drive south from Saint-Émilion and this is made to be a straight forward quaffer but damn it's good! If I tried this wine blind I'm pretty sure I would guess that it was from the southern Rhône in a cooler year because it's aromatically rich while the palate is very full but finely structured. I'd never guess that it was a Cabernet Franc/Merlot blend! I've always thought that the way a wine develops in the days after a bottle is opened, and drunk slowly over a few evenings, is a great indication of its intrinsic quality, and that's a rule-of-thumb that describes this wine very well. It also throws a healthy sediment and that also gives me an idea of a wine with real stuffing and matter that coats the mouth and creates the idea of texture. For an inexpensive wine this is very highly recommended: I've never seen better value for money. Drink now to 2025. Post-arrival price will be $24 per bottle. Today's pre-departure price is $20.