Chateau Clos L'Eglise Cotes de Castillon 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 100752
  • red wine
  • ST91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • WS89
  • RP89
  • ST88

Winemaker's Notes

The signs of a very mature vintage remain evident in this 2005, with the enticing black-purple color of a beautifully ripe wine. Rich and complex aromas combine blackberries, black currants, and blueberry jam, to produce the complexity brought by careful and balanced aging. In the mouth the wine is firm and sound, with a youthful, spirited structure. The tannins are slightly forward and provide the wine with a good base for future aging. The finish is very satisfying, displaying a youthfulness which will give the wine a supple and tender character. Its good, full body is both mouth-watering and elegant. This very fine wine will improve with four to six more years of aging to reveal a whole new range of pleasures. Juicy duck and pigeon are ideal for this wine, as is prime rib. The wine can also share the table with variety meats

Critical Acclaim

"Full ruby-red. Ripe, complex nose melds cassis, kirsch, licorice, earth, mocha and truffle. Ripe, sexy and sweet, with lovely energy and a youthfully cool quality to the dark fruit and mineral flavors. Precise, powerful Cotes de Castillon wine, finishing with building tannins and considerable breadth.
Range: 90-91"
91 Points

Learn About Chateau Clos L'Eglise

This is the land that gives personality to a vintage and it was the work of Sylviane Garcin-Cathiards, she brings the wine to their full potential. After taking over the property in January 1997, with her experience at Chateau Haut-Bergey in Pessac-Leognan, she redesigned the winery. The soil is clay and gravel with lifts dirt iron, which gives the wine a special character,...

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Learn About Cotes de Castillon

(coat duh cass-TEE-yawn) 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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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

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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