CHÂTEAU FOURCAS DUPRÉ, LISTRAC-MÉDOC
BORDEAUX, FRANCE 2017
Looking for a wine with Médoc strength but without the hefty pricetag of the classified growths?
Decanter advises you to look to Moulis and Listrac, "tiny communal appellations that rub shoulders with Bordeaux heavyweights Margaux, St-Julien, Pauillac and St-Estèphe. The châteaux are less trumpeted, but good value is practically guaranteed.”
Hence, today's value pick: the 2017 Fourcas Dupré. Normally an outstanding wine for the price, it is an absolute steal at 25% off!
Established in 1843 by Jean Antoine Dupré, on a site equidistant between Margaux and Saint-Julien, the wines are today produced by the Pagès family and esteemed consultant Éric Boissenot, who also works with Lafite, Mouton, Haut Brion, and Latour. The Fourcas plateau is known as “the roof of the Médoc,” alluding to its higher elevation and sloping vineyards, and is also the site of one of the oldest geological rock layer formations in the region (Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux).
In the 1980s, Baron Edmond de Rothschild’s reinvigoration of Château Clarke brought increased attention and resources to Listrac, and the region’s wines seem to have been consistently improving since. Merlot plays a larger role in the region, bringing an approachability and softeness to the wines. At the same time, the Fourcas Dupré estate vineyards' soils are composed of more than 80% Pyrenean gravel, which allows for an increased focus on Cabernet Sauvignon (which thrives in gravel soils).
Composed primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2017 Fourcas Dupré is a bold example of the appellation: layers of dark fruit, spice, and earth come together seamlessly, with firm tannins and lively acidity completing the picture.
Value abounds in Bordeaux if you know where to look, and this Listrac gem made our job easy.
At these terrific Concierge Family prices, this is one to buy by the case. Get yours now!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in 8-12 Weeks. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in MI, NY or TN. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Friday, October 29, 2021.