2015 Chateau Bolaire Bordeaux SuperieurBlend from France
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- 90 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 90 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
90 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
Previous owned by the late Vincent Mulliez (who owned Belle-Vue), Château Bolaire is in the southern part of the Médoc and consists of very old vines of Petit Verdot Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2015 Château Bolaire is another outstanding gem in the vintage and is a unique blend of 60% Petit Verdot, 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Giving up lots of black cherries, cedary spice and lead pencil nuances, it’s a medium-bodied, shockingly elegant and charming for a Petit Verdot, has plenty of character, and will keep for a decade. While I don’t know the price, I suspect it’s a smokin’ value.
90 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
One of the under-the-radar jewels of the year, the 2015 Bolaire has turned out beautifully. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, grilled herbs and lavender add character to this dark, fleshy Petit Verdot-based wine. All the elements are impeccably balanced. What a gorgeous wine this! Best of all, the 2015 is a smashing value.
90 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
90 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|Varietal(s)||Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Taste||blackberry, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit, currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger and vanilla|
|Nose||mocha, leather, vanilla, tobacco, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box|