Winemaker Testimonials BOSSUET


“Jean-Louis Bossuet is recognized by other coopers of France as one of the best merandier (forest expert/stave market). Bossuet oak barrels are known for their elegance and beauty, enhancing the flavors and intensity of outstanding wines the world over. I use 100 percent Bossuet barrels on all the Pott wines and a large percentage with my clients. Why? I can’t put it any more simply than quality!”
~Aaron Pott, Pott Wines & Huis Clos consulting

“Don’t Buy Bossuet barrels unless you want 90+ scoring wines.”
~Ray Einberger, Winemaker emeritus, Columbia Crest Winery

“We have been buying Bossuet barrels for 10 years, and have not been disappointed, and by the way, the price is excellent”
~Francois L Bugue, Associate Winemaker, Cain Winery

“I started using Bossuet barrels in 1994 and liked them right from the start. They add balanced structure to my wines while respecting the fruit character. The toasting is consistent and so is the tannin extraction into the wine. Bossuet has always done very well in trials as well. I recommend Bossuet for medium to highly structured Cabernet Sauvignon and highly structured Merlot.”
~Craig MacLean, winemaker, MacLean Wines

“We have used Jean-Louis Bossuet’s barrels for over 10 years for our estate grown Merlot, Cabernet and Bordeaux-style blended wines. They consistently elevate our vineyards’ strong natural identity while adding suppleness to the wine’s structure and extending palate length. The wood quality has always been excellent and stave wood properly air dried and we have found the toasting to favor aromatic complexity and subtle elegance over simple overt toastiness. These are reliably among out favorite barrels each vintage and pricing has always been extremely reasonable. “
~Andy Smith, Winemaker