The Bouard family are best know as the owners Chateau Angelus, one of Saint Emilion's top estates. They own several other estates including Clos De Bouard which is located in Montagne St Emillion, a satellite appellation of St Emillion. The 30ha Chateau Clos de Bouard is run by Coraline de Bouard, with her father Hubert acting as a consultant.
The wine is a blend of 85% merlot, 10% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon. This is merlot as we don't see it in Australia, dense, dark and firm. This is a structured and ageworthy wine.
"Vibrant Fruit here with plum, berry & blackberry character. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish with lovely subtle fruit and structure." 93-94 James Suckling.
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