An animal, yeasty character in this wine masks the fruit. It offers toast, spice, citrus and yellow fruits, but that earthy character needs to blow away before the wine is fully ready to drink. Wait until 2018. Lucien Lurton took over Bouscaut in 1979. Since 1992, it has been in the hands of daughter Sophie Lurton and her husband Laurent Cogombles. Improvements include vineyard renovation, the barrel cellar in 2010 and a B&B added in 2013.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.