Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France. 13.5%
This is a dark fairly extracted wine with highish alcohol and plenty of oak. New World oak and blackcurrent aromas on the nose, but more enjoyable drinking with food than this suggests. A reminder that although 2002 is a rather classic vintage with a seam of green and acid it is not dilute vintage. Cabernet shines through.
Not fine, but robust and concentrated. Acceptable for this price level, though in general I’m not a fan of this new winemaking style in Bordeaux.
This Chateau is owned by Chateau Faugeres of St Emilion.