This small and relatively unknown Bordeaux property is located at Ecoussans, a town on the right bank of the River Garonne, roughly 21 miles south of Bordeaux. For over two centuries it has been in the hands of the Dubourg family, which has a total of some 210 acres of vines covering nine Bordeaux appellations, including some just over the river at Cadillac and in Sauternes. Château Nicot is the cornerstone of the family's vineyard plantings. The property has 38 acres of vines, with an average age of 20 years, made up of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Merlot.
Very explosive nose, dominated by pure red fruit, toasted oak, scorched earth, and tobacco. The fruit is pure and quite enjoyable on the finish which is long and dry.