This wine is a blend of blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. What a nose, intoxicatingly insane with rich layers of mushroom and truffle, followed by lovely graphite, dirt, earth, and depth with dark fruit, cherry, and herb. Wow what a body with deep structure, searing tannin and acid, showing perfect balance with layers of concentrated rich blackberry and cassis, showing still nice extraction and power, with leather, spice and mouth draping velvety and insane tannins and structure WOW. The finish is super long, with truffles, mineral, dark chocolate, pencil shavings, and lovely leafy tobacco lingering long. BRAVO!! This wine needed three hours in bottle to open, this wine has another 4 to 5 years but it is at peak and will stay for sometime. IMPRESSIVE!
Opened during last Passover day. Full body, deep ruby red color. Intense black and red fruits, spicy and peppery aroma complements by cedar wood. Black cherry, dewberry, black olives and dark chocolate on the palate, extra-long spicy finish. Powerful, rich and bold structure, velvety texture, still juicy, complex, well balanced, gentle acidity, tannic. Food friendly, best match is meat or hard cheeses – tasted with Reypenaer VSOP. Serve 18º - 24º. Open half hour in advance. Drink now.
Domaine du Castel, Grand Vin 2007: A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Very dark garnet in color, with on the nose crushed black fruit, wet forest floor, saddle leather and bakers chocolate. Full-bodied, with on the palate blackberries, cherries and cassis followed by notes of earth, graphite and smoked meat, medium-plus acidity and still powdery tannins that wrap the mouth while highlighting tobacco and dark chocolate on the long and generous finish. This wine is still full of youth with a potential to keep develop and cellar well over the next 4 years or so. 14% Abv.
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