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Divinus de Château Bonnet Red

Divinus is Château Bonnet's prestige cuvée. Our winemaking team has taken the greatest of care every step of the way to produce a wine on a par with the great growths. Made from perfectly ripe grapes, this cuvée displays softer fruit, more body and more pronounced oak when young than the Château Bonnet Réserve.


Chateau : Château Bonnet
label Divinus de Château Bonnet red 2003
Appellation : Bordeaux

Wine style

Full and Complex

Grape blend

Merlot 80% / Cabernet Sauvignon 20%.

Weather

The summer of 2003 was extremely hot. Spring was mild with not much rain, lots of sun and temperatures that were already above average. Summer was extremely hot with several heatwaves (35-40° C especially in early August) and only a few storms.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Dark purple.

Nose

Elegant toasted and smokey notes with nuances of vanilla and coconut, and aromas of Armagnac oak (Plum eau-de-ve, tobacco, licorice).

Mouth

Very concentrated, round tannins, dense structure, persistent finish.

Ratings and reviews

Terre de Vins : 
01.02.2007

This immense estate in the Entre - Deux - Mers is the home ground of André Lurton, one of Bordeaux's most dynamic figures. Vintage after vintage, the wines are impeccable(...) Bonnet is the prototype of the sure-fire winner. After a few over-oaked early attempts, Divinus 2003 shows, at last, harmonious oak and increased concentration.

Le Guide Hachette : 
20.09.2006
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The Divinus de Château Bonnet 2003 gets a star for its rich aromas, full structure and ripe tannins.

Bettane et Desseauve : 
01.10.2004
 - Note : 
8.00 / 10

Divinus is now a firm favourite, generous, rich, and oaky without masking the freshness.

La Revue du Vin de France : 
01.04.2004
 - Note : 
8.00 / 10

Despite a greater accent on the oak than for the Reserve cuvee, the wine is powerful and harmonious, showing a rare density of structure for this appellation. With very ripe tannins and a sumptuous palate, it is rich yet perfectly balanced, with lovely aromas of berries and fruit.

Consumption period

2013 - 2017

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Ground

Surface

4.00 ha

Soil

Shallow soils with clay and asteriated limestone, excellent drainage and southern exposure.

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand

Others

Plant food

Traditional, limited application.

Plant density

5,000 vines per hectare.

Wine average age

23 years

Grape variety

Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon

Pruning type

Double guyot with debudding.

Fermentation

Temperature contrrolled with pumping-over and breaking up of the cap of solid grape particles.

Fermentation temperature

30°C

Malolactic

Yes

Wine maturing

For 18 months in new french oak barrels.

Wine montage

Eggwhites

Maturing potential

Expressive between 3 and 5 years, can age up to 10 years.

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