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Château Broustet


Address: 33720 Barsac

Telephone: +33 (0)5 47 74 78 00



Château Broustet is a small second growth in Barsac run since 2010 by the Vignobles de Terroirs group and now part of the TAILLAN Group. The wines here seem fresh and elegant if light.

Vineyard/Terrior: 16 hectares on two types of soil, alluvial gravel and clay-limestone with red patches of iron oxide. Planted with 75% Semillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Muscadelle.

Winemaking/Elévage: Aged for 22 months in barrel, 40% new oak.

Tasting notes:

  • 2013 Palest green/gold; smokey; apple notes; spices and apple tones on the palate with some caramel hints; some oil. Needs to knit together a bit more. [65% Semillon, 25% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscadelle]. Tasted UGCB 1/4/14. Drink 2017-2022. 85-86
  • 2012 Pale straw; some burnt notes; oak on the palate; not sweet. All at sea to me. 75% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscadelle. UGC April 11, 2013. 82-84?
  • 2011 Gold; full aroma, honey and spice; rich palate, feels reasonably sweet style; attractive. Broustet under new ownership and this first vintage looks good. Drink now-2021. 88+[earlier note] Pale gold; hint of green; sturdy nose; lacks flamboyance; some spiky apple notes; some wax on the palate and cream; full of fruit with a little bit of the wet dog. 75% Semillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscadelle. 88+ Tasted UGCB April ‘12
  • 2010 Pale gold; some wax, some hoiney; little more straightforward on the palate; full and rich; lacks complexity but good. 86-87+/100 Tasted 5 April 2011 UGC
  • 2009 Pale straw, quite grassy, medium sweet OK. 86-88/100 March ‘10 UGC tasting Bordeaux
  • 2007 Mid straw; fresh; some apricots; clean – in the line of Chateau Liot. Mid weight and elegant. 86-87/100  UGC tasting Oct ‘09


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