Bolaire 2020 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
A firm, linear red with tightness and brightness. Medium body. Bright finish - James Suckling
The vivid purple-hued 2020 Château Bolaire is another charming, soft, forward wine in the vintage, geared for early drinking. Don’t let that scare you off though, as it’s lively, with supple tannins, good purity, and a great finish. - Jeb Dunnuck
A blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Petit Verdot, weighing in with an alcohol of 13.5%, the 2020 Bolaire has a deep purple-black color and has scents of black raspberries, mulberries and plum preserves, plus suggestions of tar, truffles, black olives and mossy tree bark. The medium-bodied palate delivers a refreshing backbone and well-managed, approachable tannins to frame the juicy, earth-laced black fruits, finishing with a peppery kick. - LPB, Wine Advocate
The 2020 Bolaire has a fresh, quite lively bouquet of blackberry and wild hedgerow, hints of cedar and lavender emerging with aeration. There is real gusto here. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet black plum, boysenberry and candied orange peel notes, and even veins of marmalade toward the finish. No, not an intellectual Bordeaux Supérieur, but I envisage this being fun to drink.