Chateau Fourcas-Dupre 750 ml • 2015 •
country: France / region: Bordeaux / style: Wine / size: 750 ml / vintage: 2015 / sku: 21535
Reg. $22.99 $19.99
Fourcas Dupré was started in 1843 by Jean Baptiste Dupré, attorney of the Court of Bordeaux, upon the site of an old vineyard originally established in the middle ages crossed by the ancient Roman road known as "la levade". In the early 20th century it was a "Premier Cru of Listrac". In 2006, a new classification system was made official forcing all wineries in the area into the "simple" Cru Bourgeois. This resulted in the best Crus Bourgeois wineries leaving the classification in favor of the Union des Grands Crus which currently includes 85% of the classified growths.
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WAThe Wine Advocate: 91-93 points
The 2015 Fourcas-Dupre offers plenty of blackberry and boysenberry fruit on the nose, a touch of brine here, a subtle marine influence that lends it complexity and personality. The palate is medium-bodied with a juicy opening, a melange of red and black fruit, taut and quite linear with plenty of freshness and tension on the finish. This is a well-crafted Listrac that punches well above my expectations. Hopefully it can retain this level after its élevage - one to keep an eye on.