Château Fourcas-Borie

Château Fourcas-BorieSince the Borie family of Ducru-Beaucaillou took over this property, previously named Fourcas-Dumont, in 2009, they have made a good wine even better. It is situated in the north of Listrac, a commune in the Haut-Médoc, with around half of its 30 hectares of vineyards on the hilltops of Moulin du Bourg and Fourcas. The vines have an average age of 30 years.

The wine is the creation of Bruno Borie, a true individual, who took over much of the Borie family winemaking in 2003 when his father died. He uses temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats of various sizes which allows for different vineyard plots to be vinified separately.

This spicy, bright, well-structured claret is a blend of 70% merlot with 15% each of cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. It is aged for 12 months in oak, up to half of which is new, and will keep well for between four and 10 years.

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