Chateau Castera Medoc 2015

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97pts Decanter 2018 World Wine Awards

Platinum Decanter 2018 World Wine Awards

Grapevines have been planted on Chateau Castera since the 14th century, so the winemakers have had some time to hone their craft. This Chateau Castera Cru Bourgeois Medoc won big at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards, and for good reason. It's go beautiful earthiness, alluring dark fruit and spices, all tied up in a beautifully balanced package. At this price, we suggest buying it by the case.

Decanter: Awarded Platinum at Decanter World Wine Awards 2018. "Coffee, tobacco and oak on the nose. The palate is juicy and balanced, with pronounced blackcurrant and smoky spice. There's a good expression of black fruit on the finish."

Winery: "Beautiful garnet color which has brilliant reflections and great intensity. The nose, marked by hints of blackcurrant, evolves on the second nose to slightly smoky and woody aromas tinged with sweet spices and black fruits. Liquorice brings a certain freshness. On the palate the sweet and warm attack is very pleasant. The mid-palate, full and silky, does not erase a beautiful tannic structure that gives it character. The whole, very balanced and harmonious, finishes on a dominance of cherries notes. It is an elegant and distinctive wine."

The 2015 Vintage: "The winter 2014-2015 was one of the sweetest of the last thirty years. The cold has yet settled for a month with 14 days of frost in February. The month of March was less watered than normal, followed by very good conditions in April with a regular bud break. The warmer and cooler periods alternated until the blossoming. The hot summer was punctuated by substantial rains after August 21, causing a rise in the berries. September was dry but without excessive heat and October, just as sunny, completed the last phase of maturation by improving the extraction of colored compounds without excessive loss of acidity."

Chateau Background: "Château Castera has had a rich history since the Middle Ages. Vines have been planted here since the 14th Century, making it one of the oldest estates in the Médoc. Famous owners have included Thomas de Montaigne, brother of the philosopher, Michel Montaigne. Since 1986, the current owners have renovated the Château and modernised both the vineyard and the cellar."

Bottle 750ml, cork
Varietal 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol 13.0%
Aging 12 months in 100% French oak 225 litre barriques bordelaise, 1/3 new, 2/3 2nd & 3rd use
Region Bordeaux, France
Original Price $25.99
Current Price $21.97

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