Château Bonnet is a Bordeaux estate, historically owned by famous André Lurton and located in the Entre-Deux-Mers area of the right bank, famous for its white wines in particular. But the area also produces characterful red wines as this Réserve by Bonnet, the producer’s red wine selection demonstrates.
Grape Varietal: 59% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc
Region: Bordeaux, France
Appearance: This Bordeaux red comes in a rather dark and intense red color still featuring some clear purple hues and therefore looking quite youthful despite its 5+ years of age. Touches of orange hues to the core do intensify its dark appearance.
On the nose: The nose also feels deep and serious, packed-full of dark cocoa, vanilla and dark caramel notes. Although, a sense of light-hearted liveliness also comes through in the shape of vibrant ripe cherry and blackcurrant aromas, lifted and spiced up by scents of white and black pepper. Add some elegant leathery tones for a complete picture of the aromatic profile.
On the palate: A complex wine to smell at, tempting thanks to its fruity approach, charming through its intensity and depth. The palate bursts, straight away, in a myriad of flavours shooting in all directions. Savory and somewhat earthy, filled with shitake mushroom and umami notes. But it’s also vibrantly fruity, with a shining acidity underlining the clear and precise ripe red berry flavors that dominate the experience.