2009 Essence, Bordeaux

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Essence de Dourthe is a non-traditional Bordeaux blend with the fruit sourced from the vines of five different châteaux all of which are prominent members of the Dourthe stable. In the Médoc itself is Château Belgrave a Grand Cru Classé of the 1855 Classification, further north in St. Estèphe, Château Le Boscq contributes from its 18 hectares and the remainder comes from Château Pey la Tour, Château La Garde in Pessac-Léognan and Château Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac in St Emilion. The highest compliment one can give of this wine is that it regularly competes with many second growth propert