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Domaine de Bouchet 2010 – Gold Medal

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

£7.99

A Claret in its prime from the Fronsac region on the Right Bank; substantial and layered with wonderful maturity in the mouth. Delicious full flavours of blackberry, black raspberry and rich blackcurrant with spicy nuances of dark chocolate, liquorice and caramel. A nicely intense nose of ripe redcurrant and cocoa. Mellow, stylish and full of character.

90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. 14.5% abv. 75cl

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Domaine de Bouchet ChaiDomaine de Bouchet is a beautiful example of a Petit Chateau; the small vineyard lies in Fronsac and it is unknown in the UK. We are proud to have discovered this lovely Claret and be the first to introduce it to wine lovers over here. The domaine sits in Saint Genes de Fronsac in the northern canton of the AOC and is owned by the Ordonneau family who have been wine makers for several generations. Expert ‘know how’ has paid off with a string of awards for their wines. The vineyard is a very old one; the title ‘Domaine’ is unusual in Bordeaux and predates ‘Chateau’. The land lies in the lieu dit of ‘Boucher’ (derived from the Old French word ‘Bouchet’ for Cabernet Franc) and belonged to the Sainte Genevieve de Fronsac priory in the Middle Ages.

Fronsac and foodIn the 1800s Fronsac was more famous than Saint Emilion and Pomerol and centuries before that Charlemagne loved the supple qualities and spicy flavour of Fronsac’s wine. This area has lain long forgotten but is now attracting the attention it deserves. It is becoming one of the up and coming regions of Bordeaux and producers from this area are benefiting from much interest in their rich and darkly coloured wines. Wonderfully consistent, these are wines to look out for.

Domaine de Bouchet is superb with game, venison steaks in particular. Thanks to the body and structure of the wine it pairs well with dishes made with rich sauces, casseroles and dark meats. The Ordonneaus recommend it with confit of duck and it is lovely with pigeon, roast lamb and beef or steak.

Learn more about Fronsac on our Explore Bordeaux AOCs – Fronsac page

Additional Information

Wine Region

Bordeaux – Fronsac

Alcohol

14.50%

Organic

Organic – No

Claret

Claret – Yes

Vintage

2010

Grape Variety

Merlot Based Blend

Style

Full & Fruit Driven Reds

2 reviews for Domaine de Bouchet 2010 – Gold Medal

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Nice to see a Fronsac – this AOC quietly produces super wines that few people know about. A well kept secret inside France. Lovely wine 🙂 [NB Originally posted 15.06.2015]

  2. 5 out of 5

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    As I promised Nick I would leave comments good or bad, Last week I took delivery of a self-selected case of 12 Clarets and decided to open the Domaine de Bouchet 2010 on Friday evening with some cheese well I wasn’t disappointed, smooth, fruity and full of character. Saturday I finished the bottle with my dinner of sirloin steak in which I deglazed the frying pan with a good dash of this lovely Fronsac claret to add to the mushroom sauce. Would I buy this little gem again it’s a certain Yes

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