Intense bouquet, revealing a combination of ripe fruit aromas of blackcurrant and cherry and elegant notes of coffee, tobacco and cedar, typical of the fine wines of Saint-Estephe.


Very full on the palate, with a silky tannic thread running through, underpinned by appealing liveliness. Long and complex finish. A Le Boscq wine of great elegance.

Growing Conditions

The old vines at Le Boscq, deeply rooted in a clay subsoil, were less affected by the significant limited water supplies, characteristic of the vintage. While the hailstorms at the beginning of May had little effect on the vineyard, the excessive heat and lack of water at the height of the vine’s growth period, reduced crop volumes. The first Merlot grapes were picked as early as September 13th (a record!), followed rapidly by the Cabernets and Petit Verdot, which fully benefited from the spate of good weather from mid-September.


The harvest was concentrated over a two week period, with a larger team for even more rigorous grape selection, the essential key to the success of this vintage.

- Merlot: September 13th to 20th

- Cabernet Sauvignon: September 24th

- Petit Verdot: September 21st


April 2013


Traditional vinification, individual wine parcels vinified separately. Small capacity temperature controlled stainless steel -tanks. Vertical press to ensure gentle pressing.


In oak barrels, 20% new oak, 80% one-year old oak barrels.