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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 2005
Appellation : Bordeaux

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Merlot 80% / Cabernet Sauvignon 20%.

Weather

The weather was ideal in 2005 and produced a superb vintage in Bordeaux. It was exceptionally dry for the region from winter to autumn. Sunshine was substantial starting in late spring. Summer temperatures were high, but there was nothing approaching a heat wave.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Intense, deep garnet.

Nose

Smoky, toasty. Ripe berry notes, hints of leather.

Mouth

Attractive upfront, concentrated and full-bodied. Tannins still a touch astringent, needs a few more years. Rich, opulent, tannic. Berry notes of cassis, cherry, blackberry. Spicy licorice. Smoky, toasty. 2 to 6 years, drink with roast meats.

Ratings and reviews

The Wine Advocate : 
30.04.2008
 - Note : 
89.00 / 100

The luxury cuvée, the 2005 Divinus, is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. It offers a dark ruby/purple color along with an attractive black currant, licorice, smoke, and underbrush-scented, bouquet. Medium-bodied and fruity with excellent depth and length, it should age nicely for 7-8 years. (Robert Parker)

The Wine Spectator : 
01.03.2008
 - Note : 
90.00 / 100

Fresh and attractive, with berry and currant character. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a light vanilla and berry aftertaste. Best after 2012.

Medals

silver medal - 2010 Concours Mondial Bruxelles
Silver
Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2010
silver medal - 2009 Los Angeles International Wines & spirits Competition
Silver
Los Angeles International Wines & Spirits Competition 2009

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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