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Château Du Vieux Montpezat, Castillon Côtes De Bordeaux 2015


Chateau Du Vieux Montpezat has a lustrous red colour that is wonderfully enticing. There are very pleasant fruity, ripe plum and spice aromas on the nose that continue on the palate. This is a delicious wine with a generous palate, fine grained tannins, a voluptuous structure and a long finish. The fruit is more open and brighter than the 2011 vintage that we have here too.

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Subregion: Castillon Côtes De Bordeaux
Vintage: 2015
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
ABV: 14%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Fruity and structured
Drink With: Hearty meat dishes


The appellation of Castillon Côtes De Bordeaux was created in 2009 from the old Côtes De Castillon appellation. It is close to Saint-Émilion both geographically and stylistically, yet for some reason it is little known in the UK. This is a great oversight as the wines offer tremendous quality and value, as this Château Du Vieux Montpezat ably demonstrates.

Jean Francois Meynard, an ex-champion rower, owns Château La Bourrée and Château Du Vieux Montpezat is its second wine. Located in Saint Magne De Castillon, the small 10 hectare property is run according to the principles of reasoned agriculture. That is not quite organic, but is as close as possible. The wine comprises of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc with the vines being around 20 years of age. Château Du Vieux Montpezat is aged for 12 months in one third new oak barrels and two thirds in stainless steel tanks.