Robert Parker 92 Points “The 2016 La Doyenne, a Première Côtes de Bordeaux, has an understated but pure bouquet with red cherries, boysenberry jam and violet aromas that unfurl nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, fine structure, subtle but slightly tarry fruit and a gently but insistent grip on the finish. This is a fantastic wine.
Why Buy Me
Local archives carry a record of the existence of Château Le Doyenné as early as 1791. In the past, it was known as “one of the best crus of the commune”. It fell into disrepair after WW2 and was largely forgotten, the grapes sold on to the local Co-op… In 1994, Marie-Dominique et Jean Watrin, captivated by the charm of this hillside estate overlooking the Garonne, bought it and launched a complete restructuring of the vineyard and renovation of the winery.
Premier Côtes de Bordeaux is a great appellation / commune for value in Bordeaux. Whilst lacking the Kudos and prestige of other regions, the quality can be exceptional. As revealed here , the 2016 has fantastic structure, marking clearly the cellaring potential for the wine. Fine tannins and rich fruit concentration are in perfect sync, harmonious quality Bordeaux at a reasonable price.