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Chateau Lamartine Cotes de Castillon 2004

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine for £7 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/131940.The Cotes de Castillon is an appellation created in 1936 for red wines only from 9 communes around the village of Castillon on the right bank of the Bordeaux region about 30 miles east of the City of Bordeaux itself close to the more prestigious Saint Emilon appellation.In 2009 it became a part of the new Cotes de Bordeaux appellation..My bottle is from a small family concern and consists of 80% merlot,10% cabernet sauvignon,5% cabernet franc and 5% malbec and was aged in cement vats.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast lamb. There is plenty of a blackcurrant,plum and cherry style fruit with a hint of smoke or cigar box and soft but structured tannins. In short,this is a first class example of what a good right bank claret should be like and an excellent accompaniment to the lamb. I am not the only one to have a high opinion of this wine because it got a silver medal at the 2005 Concours de Bordeaux Vins D'Aquitaine competition

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Chateau Lamartine [Castillon]:
This estate is named after the famous French poet Alphonse de Lamartine [1790-1869] who once stayed there.In 1977,it was bought by Gilbert Gourraud with 4 hectares of vines.His son Jerome took over in 1989,a new winery was built in 2008,and there are now 19 hectares under vine.Several cuvees of wine are made including L'Excellence de Chateau Lamartine their flagship cuvee which is aged in... Read more
This estate is named after the famous French poet Alphonse de Lamartine [1790-1869] who once stayed there.In 1977,it was bought by Gilbert Gourraud with 4 hectares of vines.His son Jerome took over in 1989,a new winery was built in 2008,and there are now 19 hectares under vine.Several cuvees of wine are made including L'Excellence de Chateau Lamartine their flagship cuvee which is aged in oak barrels. The estate should not be confused with another Chateau Lamartine in Cahors Read less

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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09/17/2018

I bought this bottle of wine for £7 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/131940.The Cotes de Castillon is an appellation created in 1936 for red wines only from 9 communes around the village of Castillon on the right bank of the Bordeaux region about 30 miles east of the City of Bordeaux itself close to the more prestigious Saint Emilon appellation.In 2009 it became a part of the new Cotes de Bordeaux appellation..My bottle is from a small family concern and consists of 80% merlot,10% cabernet sauvignon,5% cabernet franc and 5% malbec and was aged in cement vats.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast lamb. There is plenty of a blackcurrant,plum and cherry style fruit with a hint of smoke or cigar box and soft but structured tannins. In short,this is a first class example of what a good right bank claret should be like and an excellent accompaniment to the lamb. I am not the only one to have a high opinion of this wine because it got a silver medal at the 2005 Concours de Bordeaux Vins D'Aquitaine competition




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