2015 Fourcas-Borie Chateau Fourcas-Borie Listrac, Medoc, Bordeaux SALE $29.99 on a case (12) Use Code 'fourcas' $34.99 otherwise
I LOVE THIS WINE. It gives me everything I want in a great Bordeaux without the crazy price. While many lower-priced Bordeaux fall short, this one delivers on the money! Full disclosure, I bought a case of it myself. This is the home estate for Bruno-Borie of Ducru-Beaucaillou and the wine is a tribute to his mother.
I tasted this last fall with some friends in DC at a great Bordeaux tasting that was in town. This was at the Ducru-Beaucaillou table (maybe my favorite Bordeaux producer) and I ALWAYS like to see how the little wines of the top producers stack up against their top wines. This was by far the best little wine of any producer there that day that included some heavy hitters, Palmer, Cos d'Estournel, Lynch-Bages, Montrose, Calon-Segur, VCC, Mouton, etc.
90 pts Robert Parker Wine Advocate Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois annual tasting, the 2015 Chateau Fourcas-Borie has a lot of panache on the nose: high-quality oak in evidence here but there is plenty of red and black fruit locked in behind. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe black fruit, good grip in the mouth with a dense, well-balanced and convincing finish that attests to breeding and thoughtful winemaking. If Bruno Borie’s other wines are out of financial reach then reach for this splendid Listrac.
12 months in 25% new French oak
Grapes: 75% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Château Fourcas-Borie was created when Bruno Borie (owner of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou) purchased Fourcas-Dumont in late 2008. The property originated from the union of the estates of Clos du Fourcas and Moulin du Bourg, which are among the oldest vineyards of the village located on the north end of Listrac-Médoc.
The 30 hectares of vineyards are planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot on a terroir of clay and limestone. The hilltops of Moulin du Bourg and Fourcas stretch out over 37 acres (15 hectares) on the north edge of the château and have shallow gravelly soils on clay subsoil. The other half of the vineyard lays on a clay-limestone soil. On average, the vines are 30 years of age and due to the differing plots and soil structures.