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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 2006
Appellation : Bordeaux

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Merlot 80% / Cabernet Sauvignon 20%.

Weather

Although the first quarter of 2006 was cold and wet (precipitation in March was 3 to 4 times greater than average), this was above all a hot year – in fact, the second hottest since 1950. There was a brief period of extreme heat in July, but the month of September was very mild and dry.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Divinus Red 2006 is a truly great Bordeaux. The color is an astonishingly deep red.

Nose

The powerful, complex nose combines black cherry, redcurrant, toasty notes with hints of cocoa and coffee.

Mouth

The palate is clean and concentrated, with powerful though elegant tannins. The long, persistent finish shows licorice and chocolate, with some intriguing spicy notes that tempt the taster to envisage unusual food combinations, such as with Asian or Indian cuisine. (January, 2010)

Ratings and reviews

Le Guide Hachette : 
01.09.2009
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Powerful and full-bodied.

Bettane et Desseauve : 
01.09.2009
 - Note : 
15.00 / 20

A very attractive bordeaux dense, with ripe, complex fruit and a solid tannic framework, needs time to fine down.

The Wine Spectator : 
02.04.2007
 - Note : 
from 85.00 to 88.00 / 100

A little austere, with angular tannins, but this also shows some good plum and currant fruit. Medium bodied.

Medals

silver medal - 2011 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Silver
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011

Consumption period

2010-2020

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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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