Friday, May 17, 2019

Clos l'Église (Côtes de Castillon) Bordeaux

Clos l'Église Côtes de Castillon Bordeaux 2005

Just returned from France and an extended trip through EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa), Linda prepared for me a home cooked meal and I pulled this Bordeaux wine to accompany the grilled steak dinner. I was looking in the cellar for my bottle of Quinault L'Enclos to compare with the one we drank the other night but came across this instead.

This exceeded my expectations, perhaps based on its price-point which rendered a high QPR (quality-price-ratio).

Dark garnet colored, medium bodied, dark berry fruits accented by notes of leather, tobacco, tea and hints of menthol, turning to nice fine grained tannins on the lingering finish.

RM 88 points.