The new vintage of our special cuvée red, made with lower yields and aged in French oak barrels. Fuller bodied than our classic Bordeaux Supérieur red, and deservedly more expensive, we think. The 2019 is drinkable now but will age well for a good few years too.
The back label: "A special cuvée, this blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon was made from two parcels of vines in a single block, and aged in small French oak barrels. A full bodied wine, it's ripe enough to drink young or keep it for years. Best decanted." 14% vol.
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Château Bauduc Les Trois Hectares (Bordeaux Supérieur) 2017
An upmarket cuvée, this blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon has a really charming, intense and focused character to the fruit on the nose, with crushed dark cherry stone and cherry skin, along with a focused, sinewy, sooty rather than plush suggestion which seems right for the vintage, all tinged with notes of hawthorn and acacia. A nicely vigorous palate, with lightly degraded fruit, with leathery elements, tense with moderate texture, with a textural substance in the middle which really entices. It has substance, energy, freshness and a firm finish. Give this a few years and it will drink well. From a 2021 Update. 91/100
Château Bauduc Les Trois Hectares (Bordeaux Supérieur) 2016
The blend is, as always, 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. A lovely evolution on the nose here, showing the benefit of keeping red Bordeaux back a few years, whatever the appellation and status. It offers smoked and toasted fruit, with nuances of liquorice, dried black olive and sweet leathery notes. A beautifully balanced palate, fresh and tense, sinewy in structure but with a really finely poised balance, savoury and full of energy. Really convincing, and giving plenty of pleasure now with a decant, although there is a ripe and tightly grained structure here which suggests there is five or ten years in this yet. Very well done. From a 2021 Update. 92/100