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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Chateau Bonnet Rouge 2008
Chateau Bonnet Rouge 2008
(search item no. 111666)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bonnet Red 2008 is bright with lots of violet highlights.

A beautiful medley of red and black fruit aromas.

Very expressive, the attack is full of fruit and the mid-palate is rich and round. Its freshness and tannins melt with the fruit notes and create a long finish. This is a perfect match for summer dishes, salads, pizzas, meats or seafood tartars.

Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot

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About Chateau Bonnet:

The vineyards of Chateau Bonnet were planted during the 16th century, by the Reynier family, wealthy merchants from Libourne. In a mere 30 years, the landscape around the house was transformed, as vines replaced forest on the surrounding slopes.

Château Bonnet lies to the North of the Entre-Deux-Mers, on the clay-chalk slopes of the commune of Grézillac, overlooking the Dordogne valley some 10km south of Saint Emilion. The estate dates back to the 17th century; when André Lurton took over in 1956, it comprised 30 hectares of vineyard, which he immediately undertook to renovate and develop.

Today, half Bonnet's production is devoted to a highly popular dry white (AOC Entre-Deux-Mers), a blend of Sauvignon, Sémillon and Muscadelle grapes, carefully vinified to preserve the freshness and bouquet of these varietals.

The other half is composed of classic red varietals - Merlots, Cabernet Francs and Cabernet Sauvignons - producing noteworthy clarets widely held to be superior to the general run of the appellation.