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Chateau Castegens Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon
Chateau Castegens
France - Bordeaux - Cotes de Bordeaux - Castillon AOC

The wine boasts an intense, deep and lively red color. The nose offers black fruit, blackberry, cigar box, licorice, some delicate and integrated oak flavors as well. The mouth is full of fruit flavors, spice and fine toasty flavors. The structure is rich, but the tannins are well integrated already. The finish is long and a slight mintiness give the wine a great length and some purity.

Specifications
Appellation
Cotes de Bordeaux - Castillon AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
80% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Age of vines
35 years old
Soil type
Clay and limestone
Vinification
Machine harvest for maximum ripeness (October 1st-4th for the 2015 vintage and October 10-20th for the 2016 vintage).
Carefully selected fruit is sorted at the winery ensuring only the best fruit from tanks. (only 45hectoliters per hectare)
Vinification in temperature controlled cement tanks at 28°C (82°F)
Three weeks of skin contact maceration.
The Merlot was aged in French oak barrels for 12 months, while the Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon stayed in Stainless Steel tanks.
Production
15,000 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Meat and vegetables on the grill.

Reviews and News

2016 Château Castegens Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux - 93 PTS & Editor's Choice - WE

2016 Château Castegens Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux - 93 PTS & Editor's Choice - WE

wine enthusiast 93 pts"From vines on the slopes of its castle, a witness to the 1453 end of the Hundred Years' War, this solid, concentrated wine has everything in the right place. It has the power of the vintage, showing firm tannins, rich black fruits and acidity. The wine will develop slowly and surely and should be ready from 2023..- Roger Voss"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (February 1st 2019), 93 pts + Editor's Choice

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2015 Château Castegens Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux - 90 PTS - BEST BUY - W&S

2015 Château Castegens Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux - 90 PTS - BEST BUY - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Located in Castillon-la-Bataille, on clay-limestone slopes facing south toward the Dordogne River, this château stages an annual reenactment of the battle that ended the 100 Years War between England and France. The vineyards, planted to merlot (80 percent) and cabernet franc, are five miles east of St-Emilion. Where else would you find a bright, spicy, red-fruited Bordeaux with energy and drive in its tannins... for $17? Maybe the price dates back to the 15th century... or maybe it marks the renaissance of Castillon's grand terroir, long overlooked."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (June 2018), 90 pts - BEST BUY

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2015 Château Castegens Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux - 88 PTS - WE

2015 Château Castegens Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"Solid tannins mark this out as a wine that will need to age. Its structure dominates its black fruit, hiding it beneath a smoky, spicy character. Give it until 2020 before opening.- Roger Voss"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (December 2017), 88 pts

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Producer Information: Chateau Castegens

Chateau Castegens’ origins date back to the early 15th century, not long before the famous battle of Castillon took place in 1453, ending the Hundred-Years war between the English and ...
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