Chateau Broustet Sauternes Grand Cru Classé
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The vineyards are composed of clay-limestone and gravel soils. The pebbles on the ground, mingled with topaz stones, soak up the heat and gradually release it into the soil, allowing each and every grape to ripen in optimal conditions. The result is a truly exceptional wine!
- Chateau Broustet Sauternes can be enjoyed now, or kept for 15 to 20 years.
Varietal Composition: 75% Sémillon, 15% Cabernet Blanc, 10% Muscadelle
Elaboration: Manual harvests are conducted in several waves.
Tasting Notes: The magical alchemy of the ‘noble rot’ gives Château Broustet its brilliant golden color and intense bouquet of white flowers, lemon, peach and apricot aromas. The fine balance between the smooth, sweet sensation and the touch of acid freshness makes for a remarkably long flavour on the palate, and hints at an excellent potential for ageing.
2018 – 92 James Suckling | 89-91 Wine Advocate
Château Broustet is located in the village of Barsac, about 40 miles south of Bordeaux in southwest France on the left bank of the Garonne River. In the 19th Century, the vineyard was owned by Mr. Capdeville. He sold the estate to the Fournier family who established a cooperage on the property and managed the estate until 2010 when it was acquired by The Taillan Group. This multi-national corporation, which owns several Bordeaux estates, was founded in 1961 by Jacques Merlaut. It is headed today by his son, Denis Merlaut.
The Château owners and grape growers of Barsac have a unique privilege. They have their very own Barsac appellation but may also claim the Sauternes title for their wines. Of the four villages that make up the Sauternes AOC viticultural area, only Barsac has this honor.