Clos Les Lunelles Cotes de Castillon 2007
Bordeaux Red Blends from Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
"A small vineyard cropped at 22 hectoliters per hectare has fashioned a blend of 80% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. As usual, the 2007 Clos Les Lunelles is the most concentrated and biggest wine from the Cotes de Castillon. Its dense purple color is accompanied by notes of creamy oak, blackberries, cassis, licorice, incense, and charcoal. Full-bodied, powerful, and rich, it should drink nicely for 10 years."
The Wine Advocate
"Good deep red-ruby. Aromas of blackberry, griotte cherry, bitter chocolate and animal fur, lifted by a violet note. Suave, sweet and nicely fruity, combining good ripeness and good lift. Finishes with supple tannins. From argilo-calcaire soil on the Cotes de Castillon plateau, which Gerard Perse describes as similar to the soil at Pavie.
Barrel Sample: 87-89 Points
International Wine Cellar
Learn About Clos Les Lunelles
In 2001, Chateau Lapeyronie, now known as Clos Les Lunelles, came out of relative obscurity with the help of Gerard Perse's magic wand (according to Robert Parker's expression). This small (8.5 hectare) Cotes de Castillon estate proved its incredible potential by earning a 93-100 mark from the famous American wine critic for Perse's first vintage.
Beginning in 1999 with the...
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Cote de Castillon is located just east of St-Émilion and south of Fronsac. The region is Merlot-based like its surrounding neighbors and produces great value wines. Wines of Castillon may not have the depth and elegance of a Pomerol, but they are delicious & affordable, allowing consumers to enjoy the right-bank of Bordeaux and a friendly price....
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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...
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