Appellation | Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
Grape | 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc
Ageing | Aging in barrels for 12-16 months
Tasting notes | Aromas and flavours of ripe black fruit, cherry, blackcurrant. Tannins are rounded and well balanced, fruity attack with an elegant finish
Paring | Steak on the BBQ, dark chocolate dessert, a cheddar style cheese
Drinking | Drinking now to 2025
Critic notes/awards | 90-91/100 James Suckling, 89-91/100 Robert Parker, 16/20 Jancis Robinson
Available in case of 6 or 12 (not available for individual sale).
Established in 2014 by Nicolas and Alexandra Robin, the Vignobles Robin group covers five viticultural properties on Bordeaux's so-called "right bank", northeast of the Dordogne river.
The business is based in Saint-Magne-de-Castillon (and the Château de Laussac property), some 11km (6.8 miles) east of Saint-Emilion town and 50km (30 miles) east of Bordeaux itself.
Current owner: Vignobles Robin
Soils: Clay and limestones on slopes
Farming: Manual harvesting. No insecticide or herbicide used. Organic fertilizer with sowing
Vines: On average 40 years of age