"Perhaps the best I have ever tasted"
Jancis Robinson (on the 2019 Bordeaux vintage)
$270 / 6PK
As Saint-Émilion’s next door neighbour, Castillon offers value that is almost unparalleled for a Bordeaux. From the ridge of limestone soil that produces the...
$270 / 6PK
Why do we love this wine?
As Saint-Émilion’s next door neighbour, Castillon offers value that is almost unparalleled in Bordeaux. From the ridge of limestone soil that produces the most sought after wines on the right bank, the ‘Rocheuses’ is a recognition of how magnificent Bordeaux doesn’t have to come with the price tag. This blend is majority merlot (80%), with cabernet franc in support to make a drop that truly sings. If you’re into the details, here they are: seperately fermented parcels in stainless steel, before 12 months ageing in 20% new oak barrels, 40% first use, and 40% second use. Now, let’s crack a bottle? Intense notes of mulberry and blackcurrant, some cured meat, maybe a touch of smoky, toasty oak in there too. Savoury, inky, and more-ish. Our only complaint is that the bottle is finished already.
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Alc. by volume
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc