En Primeur Chateau Bonalgue 2016 is now available for sale
Château Bonalgue was founded by a veteran of Napoleon’s Grand Army, Captain Rabion, who inherited the land and built the castle. In 1926 the Bourotte family acquired the property and today Jean-Baptiste, the third generation, is in charge of the estate. The vineyard today is in excellent condition, and the property continues to improve its winemaking methods.
“The 2016 Bonalgue is pure Merlot picked from 3-15 October at 46 hectoliters per hectare, then matured in 50% new oak barrels. It has a lovely, pure and winsome bouquet with precise redcurrant and blackberry scents that gently unfurl in the glass, the oak neatly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple and juicy tannin, clean black fruit laced with tobacco, seguing into a precise and quite persistent finish. Maybe not quite up there with the 2015, but certainly not far off. Drink: 2021-2039” – 90/92pts Neil Robinson, robertparker.com, Apr 2017
Offered for sale ‘En Primeur’, in bond. Price shown is per case (12x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine lands in the UK.