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Château Tour de Bonnet Grande Cuvée Red

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
2014 red Château Tour de Bonnet Grande Cuvée label
Appellation : Bordeaux

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Merlot 50% / Cabernet Sauvignon 50%.


Winter and spring were very mild, but the summer of 2014 did not live up to our expectations: it rained heavily in July, and August was much cooler than usual. However, starting in September, a miraculous Indian summer with high temperatures, was very favourable to ripening.

Tasting Comment


Its very deep-red, almost black, colour is unusually intense.


Powerful, elegant, and complex are the best words to define this wine, which features ripe red- and black-berry fruit on the nose. This aromatic palette is rounded out by smoky and vanilla nuances, adding a subtle touch of Virginia tobacco.


Although the initial impression on the palate is soft, this wine's tannic backbone comes through on tasting. It has a long, generous aftertaste and superb tannins. It has great ageing potential and will remain wonderful for years. However, you will be just as delighted with its qualities if you prefer not to wait and taste it in the next few months, with red meat or a roast of veal...


gold medal - Concours général Agricole - 2016 Paris
Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2016

Consumption period

2016 - 2025

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.