Chateau Boutisse, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru vintage 2009
Grapes: 88% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc
Soil: Limestone plateau, southern/south-eastern exposure
Marked by the presence of Saint-Emilion’s limestone quarries, Château Boutisse derives its name from traditional stone masonry.
A "boutisse" is a rough-hewn stone that is placed in a wall lengthwise so as to show the small end on the face of the wall.
Centuries of quarry work have left their mark on the property, its buildings, and in the subsoil of the limestone plateau that makes up its terroir.
2009: 89 R.Parker