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      Tasting Notes
      Nicolas Thienpont acquired three hectares in the Côtes de Castillon in July 2011. The vines are located on the top of the limestone plateau, with rock beneath red clay. In January 2014, the vineyard grew to 6.5 hectares with new plots not far from Saint-Philippe-d’Aiguille, on a limestone plateau alternating between compact clay and very shallow soils. The wine has become more rounded with a denser texture, supplementing the finesse, sophistication and minerality of this new cru.

      "The 2016 Château Alcée is a blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc that is matured in 50% new oak. The nose offers upfront red berry fruit with mulberry and black truffle aromas, quite powerful although missing the delineation of the 2015 last year. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry and fine tannin; midway through this Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, the class and sophistication shows through, especially with that dash of white pepper that lingers on the aftertaste. It will require three or four years in bottle to fully meld together, but this is a fine contribution to the vintage.
      90 - 92 Points."
      (Neal Martin, Robert Parker Wine Advocate #230, April 2017)

      "Very dark. Sweet start and rather cheesy/camembert nose. Dramatic but not gracious. Drying end. 16 Points."
      (Jancis Robinson, JR Purple Pages, April 2017)

      Wine Facts

      Grape Variety
      Cabernet Sauvignon
      Grape Variety
      Merlot
      Country
      France
      Region
      Bordeaux
      Sub Region
      Côtes de Castillon
      Vintage
      2016
      Colour
      Red
      Type (Still/Sparkling)
      Still
      Provenance (Old/New World)
      Old World
      Body Style
      Medium to Full Bodied Red
      Sweetness
      Dry
      Drinking Stage
      Drink/Keep
      Organic
      No
      Biodynamic
      No
      Vegan
      No

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