2018 Clos Les Lunelles Cotes de Castillon Bordeaux

$34.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

This has been personal favorite the past few years, both for its impressive quality and its surprisingly low price; It seriously punches well above its weight. The entire Castillon region was, as Suckling puts it, “a treasure trove of value in the vintage,” adding that this particular bottle “might be the finest Castillon in the vintage.” That’s a strong recommendation in our book! Composed of 80% Merlot with the rest an even split between Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, Suckling says “It tastes like the essence of limestone with its salty minerality and beautiful black cherry, currant, and crushed flower aromas and flavors.”  

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
18 to 24 months
Oak Treatment:
50% new French oak barrels
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Castillon Cotes de Bourdeaux
Total Varietal Composition %:
80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
14.46%
SKU #:
1039198
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS94

James Suckling

Very concentrated and intense this year. It’s full-bodied with lots of berries and hints of dried fruit. Chewy, oak-infused tannins. Salty undertone. Needs time to soften. One for the cellar. 80% cabernet sauvignon, 10% cabernet franc and 10% cabernet sauvignon. Try after 2024.