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2016 Château Paret, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Close to the border with St-Émilion. Unoaked. Straightforward crimson. Very little visible sign of evolution. Very frank, zesty unadorned Bordeaux fruit with very racy, agreeable sandy tannins on the finish. An honest country claret. Looking at the bottle, your guests could easily confuse this with a wine costing five times […]

2015 Clos Sainte Anne, Côtes de Bordeaux

From Marie and Sylvie Courselle, ‘vigneronnes épicuriennes’, daughters of Francis Courselle of Ch Thieuley. This comes from a 6-ha property in Cadillac and consists of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 12 months, two-thirds in French oak barrels and one-third in concrete. Dark crimson. Rich, dried-fruits nose with lots of evolution and pleasure. […]