Wines of Bruignac
 


« CHÂTEAU DONJON DE BRUIGNAC », AOC Bordeaux red 2008, 13.0% alcohol

• Merlot 60%, Cabernet-Sauvignon 35%, Cabernet franc 5%

• Aging of 20% of vintage for 5 months in oak casks (50% new)

• 5500 bottles «mises au château» on July 3rd 2009

• « Red fruit, light, silky tannins, easy to drink »

    

« BRUIGNAC PREMIUM », AOC Bordeaux Supérieur red 2008, 13.5% alcohol

• Bronze Medal at the 2010 Concours de Bordeaux des Vins d’Aquitaine
• Rated 4-star wine by Michael Pinkus, wine critique of  Toronto, Canada
• Cabernet Franc 65%, Merlot 35%, all «free-run» wine
• Aging: 11 months of 100% of vintage in oak casks (60% new), and 6 months in temperature-controlled stainless wine-keeper before bottling. Blending at mid-cask stay

• 2250 bottles, «mises au château» on April 26, 2010
«Very smooth with white pepper and spice cherry» (Michael Pinkus- Toronto)


« CHÂTEAU DONJON DE BRUIGNAC », AOC Bordeaux red 2009, 13.0% alcohol

• Merlot 55%, Cabernet-Sauvignon 35%, Cabernet Franc 10%
• Aging: 6 months in temperature-controlled stainless steel wine-keepers.
° Blending before bottling

• 6250 bottles «mises au château» on April 26, 2010
«Black fruit, smooth, full body, fine tannins, pleasant»


« BRUIGNAC PREMIUM », AOC Bordeaux Supérieur red 2009, 13.5% alcohol

• Selected in October 2011 by Vino Magazine (Belgium) as one of best  

                 2009 Bordeaux Supérieur and presented at Megavino Expo (Brussels)

• Merlot 63%, Cabernet Franc 37%, all « free-run» wine 
• Aging: 12 months of 100% of vintage in oak casks (30% new), and 6 months in a  temperature-controlled stainless wine-keeper.

            ° Blending at end of cask aging.

• 4325 bottles «mises au château» on June 18, 2011
• « Light oak, red fruit and spices, silky tannins, long pleasant aftertaste»


«CHÂTEAU DONJON DE BRUIGNAC», AOC Bordeaux red 2010, 13.0% alcohol

° Silver Medal at the 2012 Concours de Bordeaux des Vins d'Aquitaine

° Selected by the 2013 Guide of  "best buy" wines of  Revue du Vin de France

• Merlot 50%, Cabernet-Sauvignon 43%, Cabernet Franc 7%
• Aging: 6 months in temperature-controlled stainless wine-keepers
• Blending before bottling
• 5150 bottles «mises au château» on June 18, 2011
« Intense red fruit nose, smooth, fine tannins, very pleasant»


«BRUIGNAC PREMIUM», AOC Bordeaux Supérieur red 2010, 13.5% alcohol

     ° Silver Medal at the 2013 Concours Général Agricole de Paris

               °  Gold  Selection in the 2014 Gilbert and Gaillard Wine Guide

               ° " Top 6" of  best Bordeaux Supérieur 2010 by Vinogusto of Belgium 2013

               °  Selected by Gault et Millau Magazine- Sept./Oct. 2013

               °  Merlot 71%, Cabernet Franc 29%, all «free-run» wine

• Aging: 12 months in oak casks (20% new) and 6 months in stainless temperature-controlled wine-keepers.

• Blending at mid-stay in casks.
° 6350 bottles «mises au château» on May 21, 2012

° « Ripe fruit nose with spicy and toasted notes, ample and voluptuous wine, harmonious and persistent palate»



« CHÂTEAU DONJON DE BRUIGNAC », AOC Bordeaux red 2011, 13.5% alcohol

     ° Gold Selection of 2014 Gilbert and Gaillard Wine Guide

                ° Rated 85 by  Wine Enthusiast of New York 2014

                ° Merlot 95%, Cabernet franc 5%

      ° Aging: 6 months in temperature-controlled stainless steel wine-keepers

    ° Blending before bottling

    ° 4640 bottles «mises au château» on May 21, 2012

    ° « Nice live purple colour with young overtones. Nose of  cherry brandy, with some notes 

                        of spices. Mouthful of ample attack, mature sap, fruit, crunch and remarkable sweetness.

                       Finale of fruit and spices with surprising suavity. »

  

«BRUIGNAC PREMIUM», AOC Bordeaux Supérieur red 2011, 13.5% alcohol

    ° Silver Medal at the 2014 Concours de Bordeaux des Vins d'Aquitaine

    ° Merlot 62%, Cabernet franc 38%, all « free-run wine »

    ° Aging: 12 months of 100% of vintage in French oak casks (20% new), and 6

                         months in temperature-controlled stainless steel wine-keeper.

    ° Blending at mid course of cask aging

    ° 3600 bottles «mises au château» on May 28, 2013

    ° «Nose of red fruit, vanilla, spices and toasted notes. Nice voluptuous tannins in the palate.

                       Smooth finale, harmonious and sweet»


« CHÂTEAU DONJON DE BRUIGNAC», AOC Bordeaux red 2012, 13,5% alcohol

          °Rated 87/100 with elogious comments by Roger Voss of Wine Enthusiast of

              New York 2015

    ° Merlot 73%, Cabernet franc 27%

    ° Aging: 6 months in temperature-controlled stainless wine-keepers

    ° Blending before bottling

    ° 6400 bottles "mises au château" on May 28,2013

    ° « Mineral and spicy nose. Ample, smooth and sappy in the palate. Sweet and fruity in after-

                  taste»

       

«BRUIGNAC PREMIUM», AOC Bordeaux Supérieur red 2012, 14.0% alcohol

          ° Rated 88/100 by Roger Voss of Wine Enthusiast of New York 2015

            ° Selected and recommended by Guide Hachette 2016

    ° 100% Merlot, all «free run» wine

    ° Aging of 100% of vintage for 12 months in casks of French oak (20% new) and of

             6 months in temperature-controlled stainless wine keeper

    ° Blending at mid-course of cask aging

    ° 2600 bottles «mises au château» on June 6 2014

    ° «Notes of spice and tobacco. In the mouth ample, tender with balance and elegance. Lots of

                 charm »


« CHÂTEAU DONJON DE BRUIGNAC», AOC Bordeaux red 2013, 13% alcohol

          ° Rated 4 glasses out of 5 by Hélène Durand of Guide Hubert SudFrance

               2015/2016

            ° Selected and recommended by Jane Anson of Decanter Magazine of London

               in April 2015

            ° Rated 85/100 with elogious comments by Roger Voss of  Wine Enthusiast of

              New York in 2015

            ° Selected by Guide Bettane et Desseauve 2017

            ° Gold Medal at Sakura Awards of Tokyo in 2017 

          ° Merlot 71%, Cabernet franc 29%

          ° Aging : 6 months in thermo-regulated stainless steel wine-keepers

          ° Blending before bottling

          ° 5275 bottles «mises au château» on June 6, 2014

          ° «Beautiful expression of red and black fruit to the nose, round tannins, spices, freshness.

                Neat, straight, well made and pleasant»



«BRUIGNAC PREMIUM», AOC Bordeaux Supérieur red 2013, 13.5% alcohol

           ° Selected and recommended (15.5/20) by Jane Anson of Decanter Magazine

              of London in April 2015.

           ° Rated 4 glasses/5 by Hélène Durand of Guide Hubert SudFrance 2015/2016

           ° Rated 84/100 by Roger Voss of Wine Enthusiast of New York 2016

           ° «Top 6» of best Bordeaux Supérieur 2013 by Vinogusto of Brussels

          ° Merlot 100%, all « free-run wine »

          ° Aging: 12 months of 100% of vintage in oak casks (30% new), and 6 months in

            thermo-regulated stainless steel wine-keeper.

          ° Blending at mid course of barrel aging

          ° 2800 bottles «mises au château» on May 29, 2015

          ° «Nose of red fruit with notes of slightly toasted vanilla. Tender mouth, smooth and ample

                tannins, fruity and sweet well balanced finale»


« CHÂTEAU DONJON DE BRUIGNAC», AOC Bordeaux rouge 2014, 13.0% alcohol

           ° Selections of Guide Hubert 2016 and Guide Bettane et Desseauve 2017

           ° Rated 87/100 by Roger Voss of  The Wine Enthusiast of New York 2016

           ° Gold Medal with a rating of 92/100 at the Los Angeles International Wine

             Competition 2017

         ° Merlot 92%, Cabernet franc 8%

         ° Aging of 6 months in thermo-regulated wine-keepers

         ° Blending before bottling

         ° 7965 bottles «mises au château» on May 29, 2015

           ° « Notes of spices and tobacco leaves. Tender mouth, balanced and harmonious.

               Sweet and silky tannins, good length in mouth».


« BRUIGNAC PREMIUM», AOC Bordeaux Supérieur red 2014, 13.5% alcohol

         ° Rated 4.5 glasses out of 5 by Hélène Durand of Guide Hubert 2016

           ° Silver Medal at Concours Agricole de Paris 2016

           ° Silver Medal at Concours de Bordeaux 2016

           ° Selection in Guide Bettane et Desseauve 2017

           ° 1 Star in Guide Hachette 2017

           ° Rated 90/100 by Roger Voss of  Wine Enthusiast of New York 2016

           ° Silver Medal at Sakura Awards in Tokyo 2017 

         ° Merlot 67%, Cabernet franc 33%,  all « free-run wine »

         ° Aging: 12 months of 100% of vintage in oak casks (30% new), and 5 months in

           thermo-regulated stainless steel wine-keepers.

         ° Blending at mid course of barrel aging

         ° 5500 bottles «mises au château» on May 4, 2016            

          °  « Complex nose, refined, fruit and vanilla. Elegant mouth, silky and soft»


« BRUIGNAC PREMIUM», AOC Bordeaux Supérieur red 2015, 14.5% alcohol

         ° Best of Class/ Gold Medal with a rating of 94/100 at the Los Angeles

             International  Wine Competition 2017. Best and only rating of 94 of Bordeaux

             Sup. 2015.

          ° Selection of Guide Hachette 2018, 3rd vintage in a row in the Guide.

          ° Rating of 89/100 by Roger Voss of  Wine Enthusiast of New York 2017

          ° Gold Medal at Sakura Awards of Tokyo 2018

        ° Merlot 62%, Cabernet franc 38%,  all « free-run wine »

        ° Aging: 12 months of 100% of vintage in French oak casks (30% new), and 5 months in

           thermo-regulated stainless steel wine-keepers.

        ° Blending at mid course of barrel aging

        ° 7200 bottles «mises au château» on May 5, 2017

        ° «Complex and open nose of spices and vanilla.  Long and silky mouth, round structure with

             harmony and body. Remarkable blend of power and voluptuousness.»



«BRUIGNAC PREMIUM», AOC Bordeaux Supérieur red 2016, 14.0% alcohol

              ° Rating of  5/5 («coup de cœur») by Hélène Durand of Guide Hubert,

                 ° Rating of 88/100 by Decanter of  London

                 ° Silver Medal at Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2018

                ° Selection of Guide Bettane et Desseauve 2018

                ° Rating of 88/100 by Toshio Matsuura of magazine Wine Kingdom of

                   Tokyo

              ° Merlot 70%, Cabernet franc 30%, 100% free-run wine

                Aging: 12 months for 100% of vintage en French oak casks (30% new),

                and 5 months in thermoregulated stainless steel wine-keeper

                Blending at mid-stay of oak casks

                10360 bottles «mises au château» on May 9, 2018 

              ° « Elegant and fine nose of fruit and slight oak. Ample mouth, voluptuous with marked body.

                      Excellent as of now and great aging potential of 7 to 9 years»         




We recommend to decanter all our wines and to serve them at 18°C / 68°F


The Donjon de Bruignac are to be drunk young ( up to 3 to 4 years).

The Bruignac Premium are ready to drink now, and they will age nicely

(more body, rounder and more blend of fruit and oak) for up to 7 to 9 years.





 

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