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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Chateau Sainte Colombe Cotes de Castillon 2006
Chateau Sainte Colombe Cotes de Castillon 2006
(search item no. 104140)

PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This fruit-forward wine displays a fine ruby color, with aromas highlighting small black fruit (black currants and blackberries), and a touch of spice that is both fine and discreet. Elegant, supple tannins on the palate give the wine a tender character. These qualities make this an easy drinking wine which can be appreciated early, although it can easily age for another two to four years. Food matches such as grilled red meats, lightly-spiced charcuterie and poultry make it a true CĂ´tes de Castillon, an appellation on the rise.
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About Chateau Sainte Colombe:

Superstar winemaker Gerard Perse is a force to be reckoned with. In the past 12 years, he has taken several prestigious, although under-performing, Chateaux in medieval Saint Emilion, east of Bordeaux and turned them into absolute dream properties.

He also has acquired two fabulous wine-producing properties in neighboring Cotes de Castillon and made these amazing performers in their own right.

Chateau Sainte-Colombe, with its pretty label depicting a Picassoesque dove, is a superb wine in every way. It is concocted from the two Perse properties Clos Les Lunelles and Clos L'Eglise. The blend is classic Right Bank Bordeaux with Merlot and Cabernet Franc.