Château de Clotte, Castillon 2016
Château de Clotte 2016 has been our best-selling claret for the last year and with good reason, as it is from an exceptional vintage and comes from the Côtes de Castillon which is in my favourite haunt for seeking out high-quality bargains in Bordeaux.
The Côtes de Castillon lie on a ridge to the east of the plateau of Saint-Émilion and has a similar terroir - limestone, gravel and clay. It is in my opinion the most under rated appellation along with Fronsac in all of Bordeaux. The wines are terrific and the prices are modest and better value than Saint-Émilion - by a stretch.
Château de Clotte has an illustrious history dating from the 13th century and originally owned by the Dukes of Castillon. Their 2016 vintage is a blend of 50% cabernet franc, 40% merlot and 10% malbec with lovely rich berry fruit flavours and a hint of spice, tobacco and vanilla from its oak aging. It is still youthful but opened an hour beforehand it blossoms in the glass. A lovely wine with a life of at least 5-7 years ahead of it.
- Esme Johnstone, Co-founder of FromVineyardsDirect
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I bought three bottles. When I'd tasted the first one, I ordered a case. It's my idea of what red Bordeaux should be and it goes down extremely well with visitors. I still have a number of bottles left, but I'm considering buying another case before it disappears. That's how good it is.
This would be an excellent wine at twice the price. Initially I bought just a couple of bottles to try it and found it so rich and satisfying that I immediately ordered a case.