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Château Bonnet Red

Thanks to expressive fruit – but without excessive concentration – Château Bonnet's red wine is unquestionably charming. In fact, it is a benchmark in Bordeaux.The wine is best enjoyed on the young side, although the quality tannin ensures good ageing for several year.

Chateau : Château Bonnet
label of 2016 red Château Bonnet
Appellation : Bordeaux

Wine style

Tender and Aromatic

Grape blend

Merlot 50 % / Cabernet Sauvignon 50%


2016 was one of the finest vintages in the past 20 years. Winter was exceptionally wet and mild, and it rained a great deal in spring until June. However, the weather changed radically in mid-June, turning warm and quite dry, with cool nights. Ideal conditions for growing excellent wine grapes!

Tasting Comment


This 2016 red Bonnet rouge 2016 has a lovely clear, vivacious, red colour.


The nose is fruity and very marked by Cabernet Sauvignon, with succulent overtones of red fruit (strawberry, redcurrant) and a hint of liquorice.


Smooth and fresh from the very first on the palate. This round, delicious wine has great Cabernet Sauvignon varietal character, with very ripe and slightly jammy red fruit (cherry) flavours. This 2016 Bonnet is truly elegant with a lovely balance between freshness and concentration. It can be enjoyed as of now with steak, fondues, and vegetable dishes.

Ratings and reviews

International Challenge Gilbert & Gaillard : 

Deep colour with ruby-red highlights. The ripe bouquet features hints of forest floor, blackcurrant and crushed cherries. A mature 2016 which still displays wonderful freshness, alongside concentrated fruity notes and plenty of soft tannin. All in all, a characterful wine.


gold medal - 2020 International Challenge Gilbert & Gaillard
International Challenge Gilbert & Gaillard 2020

Consumption period

2017 - 2023

Our suggestions




88.50 ha


Clay-limestone and clay-siliceous


Grape harvest

By hand or manual sorting before machine harvest


Graft stock

Riparia Gloire - 3309 C - Fercal - 101.14

Plant food

Traditional, limited application

Plant density

3,000 to 5,000 vines per hectare

Wine average age

17 years old

Grape variety

Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon

Pruning type

Double Guyot


In stainless steel tanks with patented cap- breaking system

Fermentation temperature

28 to 30°C



Wine maturing

In tanks and in barrels

Maturing potential

3 to 7 years

Oenologist consultant

Michel ROLLAND and Mikaël LAIZET