It’s hard to find under the radar Châteaux in the commune La Gaffelière just south of the village of Saint Emilion. It’s hallowed ground in Bordeaux where Parker 100 pointers, Château Ausone and Pavie rule the roost. These are once in a lifetime Saturday nighters for most of us so I take special pride in finding those châteaux in the right neighborhoods that deliver over the top value.
Few chateaux enjoy the locale of Clos Castelot. Just a stone’s throw from Ausone (whose average price for the 2015 was a cool $900!?!), old vines and the classic sand-clay-limestone soils of southern Saint Emilion coupled with the 97 point 2015 vintage gives us one of the Bordeaux deals of the year.
Clos Castelot’s aromatics are off the charts in 2015, be sure to drink this wine in a big glass. Red flowers and blackberries just blast from the glass and continue to evolve….if you can resist, try a bottle of over 3 days. Incredible. Delicious now, sure to be delicious over the next 15 years, there are very few wines under $25 that deliver this level of complexity and aging potential, don’t miss it.
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