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Château Tour de Bonnet Grande Cuvée Red

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Château Tour de Bonnet exists in white, rosé and red versions. This wine was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the construction of a belvedere by André Lurton's grandfather, Léonce Récapet. Aged with special care and attention partly in new oak barrels, a new prestige cuvée, Château Tour de Bonnet Grande Cuvée, now adds to the estate’s range. It will delight people who love rich, powerful wines. It has a bouquet of ripe fruit with hints of vanilla and is smooth and perfectly balanced on the palate!

Chateau : Château Bonnet
label of 2018 Château Tour de Bonnet grande Cuvée red
Appellation : Bordeaux

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Merlot 60 % / Cabernet Sauvignon 40 %


2018 was one of the warmest years since 1900, featuring above-average temperatures, the second hottest summer to date, and abundant sunshine… Heavy rainfall in the first half of the year was followed by persistent, near-record drought conditions in September.

Tasting Comment


 Lovely deep ruby red colour with some violet highlights.


Very pleasant, the nose expresses itself with intensity. Very complex, with aromas of black fruits (blackberry, blackcurrant); the whole is enhanced by some woody notes.


On the palate, the attack is beautiful, with a lot of roundness and sweetness. The black fruit notes (blackberry, blackcurrant) bring a lot of greediness. The structure is nice, with firm and elegant tannins. Harmony and balance are the key words. This is a wine that will be enjoyed with roast poultry, grilled meats or even a vegetable bourguignon with tofu. Its ageing potential is remarkable, which will allow you, if you wish, to let it age for a few more years.

Consumption period

2021 - 2031

Our suggestions




Clay-limestone & 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

20 years

Grape variety

Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot.

Pruning type

Double Guyot


In stainless steel, temperature-controlled tanks with patented cap-breaking system.

Fermentation temperature

28° to 30°C



Wine maturing

Partly in new oak barrels.

Wine montage


Maturing potential

3 to 7 years.