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Best Wine of the World Cru Bourgeois

Best Wine of the World Cru Bourgeois

Cru Bourgeois is a well-known label and quality distinction for the Medoc in the Bordeaux region and is one of the styles of the Best Wine of the World contest. The distinction was first established in 1932 as a way to promote smaller chateaus in the Medoc. Today the label is known for quality and value. There is a strict acceptance and tasting standard the wines and it is re-reviewed every vintage for the honor of putting Cru Bourgeois on their label.

Below you will see the top seven wines from the Cru Bourgeois that Andreas has rated in the past. In his opinion these are producers with a modern style. They pick ripe and a bit latter than the classics. They have a rigorous sorting and modern wine-making techniques. “I think this is a must in the Medoc,” says Andreas. “I think these producers, applying the modern techniques, have excellent expression of fruit. You have more density and layers. They are underlined by the classic freshness and the quality tannin we associate with left bank Bordeaux.”

One of the top producers from Chateau Tour de Termes was very pleased with their recognition of 93 points from Andreas. It honors their many years of efforts both in the vineyard and the winery,” says owner Christophe Anney. “These results help build the image and reputation of Chateau Tour de Termes, which is why we use this score and participate. The 2012 vintage showcases the fruit, finesse and elegance of the wine while keeping the values of Saint Estèphe.”

Andreas Larsson, with the partnership of TASTED 100% Blind and Vivino, is launching a new contest for the Best Wine in the World, where wines will be tasted by style, region and varietal for the Best Wine of the World. Do you think you have one of the Best Wines in the World? If so apply now for the contest here. 


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France – Bordeaux – Moulis – Cru Bourgeois – Red
93 Points

A more modern example with new oak, roasted aromas, coffee bean, dark berries, blackcurrant and leather, good structure, nuanced and rounded with good backbone of tannins and acidity, layers of dark fruit, gentle spices and roasted finish, should have fine potentia.”

France – Bordeaux – Saint Estephe – Cru Bourgeois - Red
93 Points

Very digest as well, with a great sense of freshness thanks to those finely grained tannins. Luscious dark fruit, very long finish. This is still a very youthful wine, I find it quite easy to taste, it offers everything right now.”

France – Bordeaux – Haut Medoc – Cru Bourgeois – Red
92 Points 
Very youthful, purple colour; floral nose and hints of blackcurrant and dark berries, some mineral notes and a good purity. Very attractive and dense palate, pure dark fruit, classy Cabernet, blackcurrant, supple tannins, good purity and freshness with very good persistence.”

France – Bordeaux – Saint Estephe – Cru Bourgeois - Red
92 Points
Inky, dark colour; discreet and elegant nose of dark berries, blackcurrant, mineral and tobacco, a hint of roasted oak; the palate is opulent with sweet fruit, blackcurrant, dark plum, spicy oak and high level of tannin; very good length; already approachable, but should develop well.”

France – Bordeaux – Margaux – Cru Bourgeois - Red
92 Points

Floral nose, very clean dark fruit, blackcurrant, violet and blackberry notes, very attractive structure, smooth and silky with sweet dark fruit, polished tannin and bright freshness, very rich aftertaste, warm and caressing with fine tannin and great purity.”

France – Bordeaux – Saint Estephe – Cru Bourgeois - Red
92 Points

The palate is classically built with laid back oak, elegant structured fruit, high quality tannin and plenty of freshness, restrained; long and lingering finish; very elegant with great purity and definition; deserves a few years in the cellar to open up.”

France – Bordeaux – Pauillac – Cru Bourgeois – Red
91 Points

Medium deep ruby red colour. Gently roasted nose, fine oak, vanilla and dark fruit. The palate is dense with good weight dense but polished tannin, juicy dark berries, fine oak and a long, lingering finish, fine potential.