Château Fontbaude 2019 – Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

Château Fontbaude 2019 – Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

The wine benefits from decanting. The nose is tightly wound with a fine grain and a nice  stretch. There are notes of wild blackberry and slightly crunchy wild strawberry combined with fine touches of lily, ripe dark berries, fine zan, rose and a discreet hint of graphite and sweet spices. The palate offers juiciness, a…

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Clos Puy Arnaud 2021 – Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux

Clos Puy Arnaud 2021 – Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux

The nose is fresh and reveals some intensity/power and varietal. There are notes of fresh/crisp boysenberry, peony and more lightly lilac combined with hints of pulpy strawberry, sweet spice, a subtle hint of cinnamon and a discreet touch of pepper. The palate is fresh, mineral, fruity and reveals energy, definition and a tangy texture. On…

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Château Roquevieille – Excellence 2021 – Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux

Château Roquevieille – Excellence 2021 – Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux

The nose is fruity, fresh and offers elegance, a certain finesse in its relative richness, clarity and richness. There are notes of fleshy blackberry, blackcurrant and, more slightly, pulpy/crushed cherry, combined with hints of vanilla, violet and a fine touch of toast and chocolate. The palate is fruity and offers juiciness, freshness, minerality, acidity, tension,…

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Château Roquevieille 2021 – Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux

Château Roquevieille 2021 – Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux

The nose is elegant, fruity, racy and offers a certain power, some linearity and a fine grain. There are notes of fresh/crunchy boysenberry, wild dark berries and slightly fresh Bigarreau cherry combined with a fine touch of violet, red berries and a hint of star anise and a very discreet varietal touch. The palate is…

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Château d’Aiguilhe 2021 – Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

Château d’Aiguilhe 2021 – Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

The nose is fruity, fresh and offers good definition, a discreet hint of roast, and some power. There are notes of roasted cherry, pulpy strawberry and, to a lesser extent, juicy blackcurrant, combined with fine floral touches, as well as delicate touches of bright berries and a subtle hint of saltiness. The palate is fruity…

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Dubois-Grimon 2021 – Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux

Dubois-Grimon 2021 – Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux

The nose is fresh, racy and offers some power. There are notes of ripe wild blackcurrant, ripe berries and more lightly peppery notes combined with fine touches of violet and discreet hints of liquorice. The palate is fruity, balanced and offers minerality, freshness, good definition, juiciness, richness, roundness, a certain fullness and gourmandize. On the…

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Château Le Rey – Les Rocheuses 2021 – Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux

Château Le Rey – Les Rocheuses 2021 – Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux

The nose is fruity, fresh and reveals fine power, definition and finesse. There are notes of pulpy/juicy blackberry, zan and more lightly juicy/fresh blue berries combined with fine touches of racy minerality, fresh lily as well as discreet hints of fresh liquorice stick and a fine almost fresh pepper quality. The palate is fruity and…

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Château Le Rey – Les Argileuses 2021 – Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux

Château Le Rey – Les Argileuses 2021 – Castillon Côtes-de-Bordeaux

The nose is fruity, fresh and reveals a fine crispness as well as a certain gourmandize. There are notes of fresh/ripe wild blackcurrant violet and, to a lesser extent, fresh berries, combined with hints of pepper combined with touches of pepper and a discreet hint of camphor. The palate is fruity, racy and offers juiciness,…

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Château Joanin Bécot 2021 – Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

Château Joanin Bécot 2021 – Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

The nose is elegant, delicate and reveals a certain intensity of fruit, a nice finesse of grain, delicacy and a fine infusion. There are notes of bright/ripe blackcurrant, boysenberry and more lightly pulpy/fresh wild strawberry combined with fine hints of fleshy berries, graphite as well as fine hints of almond and a discreet almost bergamot….

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Clos Lunelles 2021 – Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

Clos Lunelles 2021 – Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

The nose is fruity, fresh and offers some power. There are hints of ripe black berries, violet and slightly pulpy/fresh violet plum with fine infusion/almost herbal notes and very fine blueberry and nutmeg. The palate is nicely juicy, balanced and reveals freshness, good definition, gourmandize, acidity and a hint of iodine on the mid-palate. On…

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