Tasting of the Figaro Vin Editor: Just like in 2011, Fourcas-Dupré 2012 is a supple and charming wine, light, with an easy approach, but which will be tense as usual.
The wine pours a deep garnet color, with aromatics of blackberry, spice, cigar box and fresh asphalt. The palate currently shows ripe fruits such as plum and currant, with well-integrated oak influences. This main estate wine has a complex mineral style with touches of ruby. Its personality develops with balance and smoothness. With time the sweetness and elegance of its tannins gives a remarkable balance and harmony. One finds traces of roasted coffee beans and toast that develop with time.
Château Fourcas-Dupré is an excellent reference to the Listrac appellation , the highest point in the Médoc, with a fine soil of gravel, clay and limestone. Born in the 18th century, the estate has been admirably run by Patrice Pagès since 1985.
On 46 hectares in one piece, the vineyard is planted with cabernet sauvignon and merlot (44% each), supplemented by cabernet franc (10% ) and petit verdot (2%).
Very classic and straightforward in the past, the wines of Fourcas-Dupré evolve towards a more charming and generous profile, thus accessible earlier than before, to the delight of the impatient amateurs.