A delicious vintage of Grand Vin, this wine shows great depth and drinkability now with the promise to age gracefully for at least another five years thanks to a ripe fruit center, medium acidity, structured tannins and superb overall balance. Full-bodied, bold, concentrated, and with layer after layer of aromas and flavours that linger on. Look for currants, cherries, plums, and spices on the palate, with hints of cedar. Kosher Wine. Has been selected by the Head Sommelier of Marcus Wareing.
Full-bodied with on the palate layers of black fruit, herbs and spices with notes of graphite and green foliage, the acidity is bracing with well-balanced tannins that have yet to integrate and notes of cigar tobacco and dark chocolate on the long finish. This wine is approachable now but quite austere at this point and has great potential to improve and develop for years to come, well-done. Kosher Wine. Has been selected by the Head Sommelier of Marcus Wareing.
Cabernet Sauvignon: 70%, Merlot: 25%, Petit Verdot: 5%
The wine has a concentrated, complex aroma with notes of berries and spices.
Rich wine, clear, with a silky texture, berry and spicy tones, soft tannins and a long finish
This year, the Petit Castel is certainly exceptional and powerful, a worthy competitor to some prior vintages of the Grand Vin, and needing some time to settle down itself. But not surprisingly, this year the Grand Vin may be the best yet. So, pick your poison. Beautifully structured and very graceful in the mid-palate, this Petit Castel is pointed, focused and powerful. Delicious on opening, it becomes much more complex with aeration. Firing on all burners, it is a very fine Petit Castel that should age reasonably well. You won’t be disappointed.
This Bordeaux blend is impeccably balanced, elegantly constructed, and flavorful. It is bright and lively, with moderate tannins. It will be early maturing, but while it does not quite have the depth and intensity of flavor of its big brother, it is a fine wine in its own right and a pleasure to drink. The 2009 Petit Castel is quite an interesting “second” wine at this point. It offers an awful lot. Most wineries would be happy to have it as a first wine. Has been selected by the Head Sommelier of The Claridge Gordon Ramsay.