Tasting of 3 new imports in July: Chateau Castera 2007 Medoc, Chateau Tourteau 2005 Graves(and also


The vast vineyard of Château Castera from the communes of Saint-Germain and Ordonnac and spreads its 63 hectares of vines on a dual land, with 60% clay-limestone soils and 40% Pyrenean gravel. 4 varieties of Bordeaux red wines are called with two thirds of merlot, cabernet sauvignon quarter and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, which testifies the black-fruited palate(Blackcurrant and plums, blackcurrant leave and green tea) with abundant structure(alcohol 13%, mid-palate minerality). While Chateau Castera 2007 Medoc seems lightish, but its merlot majority gives the wine generous body and ease. And relatively coolness in the region gives a docile acidity for supporting the entire structure.

Harvest as winemaking is fragmented, the first involving a little man, much the machine, and seconds vats. The aged for 12 months then place in French oak barrels containing between 20 and 30% new oak.

And the day sees a Cru Bourgeois Medoc pleasant, well structured, toasted, dense, with a persistent nose and tannins that require a stay in the cellar to complete. This 2007, long and concentrated by the class, has caught the attention of Bernard Burtschy. Score DD90(see http://www.dunndunn.hk/en/education_tasting.php. )

Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) blends with Merlot and a hint of Petit Verdot get Chateau Tourteau 2005, Graves, showing her 'little black dress'- the complex aromas of black fruits. After almost like 10 years, it is still vibrant with fruit, turning itself in to a classic Graves with ample, soft tannins and distinctive minerality. The structure, which is required from the attack, confirms this impression and is very promising in the power of his tasty tannins. As written by one of our tasters: Happiness is here eventually after,9 years. Nice unit of more than 60 hectares acquired by Maxime Bontoux in 2002, this vintage is a veteran of the Guide. Chollet cake has several labels, including this one, which does honor to the domain by its quality. Accolades of prices include: Gold Medal, Challenge International 2009; Silver Medal, 2009 Concours de Bruxelles; 2 Star, 2009 Guide Hachette; DD90, 2014 Hong Kong.

Champagne Benoît Tassin à Celles sur Ource gives pale gold with pink hues. The bubble is very fine and nose very expressive with notes of ripe red fruits, sweet spices. The base wine is bodied and ripe with tones of Apricots and persistent yellow fruits. On the palate, the attack is frank. Body, full and fruity, we offer great persistence, all curvy. This champagne will delight those who like structured champagnes.

Serve between 8/9 ° with a Reims ham or a fricassee of mushrooms.

This champagne is a drink now and can be kept for several years. A great white black champagne, typical of the coast of Bars.

Benedict Tassin is a passionate winemaker, based in Celles sur ources in the Aube, near Bar sur Seine.It innovates and enjoys sharing his experiences with other tenants in order to innovate and constantly improve the quality of its champagnes. He is very meticulous and likes a job well done. Respectful of nature and the environment, practical viticulture.

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