In a nutshell:
A weighty, ripe and generous right bank Claret.
Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux sits next to St-Émilion and produces wines of a similar style which are often very good value relative to their more famous neighbour. This blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from Vignobles Ducourt, aged for 12 months prior to bottling, is a good case in point. On the nose there are delicate red fruit aromas with a touch of rich vanilla creaminess and this character follows through to the palate where the quite lusty flavours are held together by velvety tannins that lead on to the nicely rounded finish.
When to drink:
Right in its prime and will remain good drinking for another 4 or 5 five years yet. Perfect with grilled or roasted red meats, or mature cheeses.