2018 Clos Lunelles Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux

$28.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
JD93-95WA92-94JS92-93WS90-93

A personal favorite the past few years. It seriously punches well above its weight. 
 “Coming from the Castillon region, which is a treasure trove of value in the vintage, the 2018 Clos Lunelles is a blend of 80% Merlot and 10% each of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. It tastes like the essence of limestone with its salty minerality and beautiful black cherry, currant, and crushed flowers aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, salty, mineral-laced, and beautifully balanced, it might be the finest Castillon in the vintage!” -JS 
93 to 95 points for less than $30! What are you waiting for? 

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Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Castillon Cotes de Bourdeaux
Total Varietal Composition %:
of 80% Merlot and 10% each of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU #:
1039198
JD93-95

Jeb Dunnuck

Coming from the Castillon region, which is a treasure trove of value in the vintage, the 2018 Clos Lunelles is a blend of 80% Merlot and 10% each of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. It tastes like the essence of limestone with its salty minerality and beautiful black cherry, currant, and crushed flowers aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, salty, mineral-laced, and beautifully balanced, it might be the finest Castillon in the vintage!

WA92-94

Wine Advocate

Owned by Gérard Perse of Château Pavie, who noted the striking similarities between the terroir here and at Pavie, this is a 9.5-hectare vineyard on the limestone plateau of Castillon. Grapes were harvested October 1-2, with yields of 37 hectoliters per hectare. The 2018 Clos Lunelles is blended of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, with 14.46% alcohol and a 3.64 pH. Very deep purple-black in color, it delivers bold, exuberant scents of crushed black cherries, plum pudding and kirsch with nuances of mulberries, dark chocolate, espresso and star anise with suggestions of mossy bark, truffles and tapenade. Full-bodied with concentrated black fruit and earthy layers, it has a firm, grainy texture and fantastic freshness, finishing long and mineral sparked.

JS92-93

James Suckling

This is a powerful and linear young red with a firm and long tannin structure that runs through the center palate. Medium to full body. Long finish.

WS90-93

Wine Spectator

Ripe, focused and well-formed already, featuring a solid core of plum and currant paste flavors, infused with tobacco and warm earth notes.