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Cotes de Castillon - The wines with tasting notes
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From proprietor Denis Durantou, this excellent Castillon exhibits layers of black cherry and black raspberry fruit intertwined with notions of spring flowers, toast and lead pencil shavings. Medium-bodied, supple, round and generous, it is ideal for drinking over the next 5-7 years.
Score: 87 - 88 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2013-2020
Very pure, with a racy core of linzer torte and cassis, showing floral notes along the edges. An iron twinge drives the finish.
Score: 87 - 90 James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, on clay and limestone. Restrained on the nose with just a touch of cassis. Dark and dry on the palate, firm and savoury and not very giving but has a rather attractive severity. Firm, dry finish. (16+ points)
Score: 16 - 17 Julia Harding MW, Jancisrobinson.com Maturity: 2016-2022
This is layered and beautiful with an iron and spice character with nuts and chocolate. Medium-to-full body, with integrated tannins and a clean and fresh finish.
Score: 89 - 90 James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com