2019 Domaine de l'A, Côtes de Castillon, Bordeaux

2019 Domaine de l'A, Côtes de Castillon, Bordeaux

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2019 Domaine de l'A, Côtes de Castillon, Bordeaux

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The 2019 Domaine de l'A is a wine of extreme purity and class. Long, nuanced, and elegantly spun, the 2019 impresses with its exquisite beauty and total class. Silky tannins wrap around a core of fruit in this striking mid-weight wine. I can't wait to taste this with some bottle age. If you closed your eyes, you would never guess the appellation. One of the recent developments here is an increase in Cabernet Franc.
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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Critics reviews

Antonio Galloni, Vinous92-94/100
Wine Advocate90-92/100
Jeb Dunnuck91-93/100
Decanter92/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous92-94/100

The 2019 Domaine de l'A is a wine of extreme purity and class. Long, nuanced, and elegantly spun, the 2019 impresses with its exquisite beauty and total class. Silky tannins wrap around a core of fruit in this striking mid-weight wine. I can't wait to taste this with some bottle age. If you closed your eyes, you would never guess the appellation. One of the recent developments here is an increase in Cabernet Franc.
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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Wine Advocate90-92/100
Very deep purple-black in color, the 2019 Domaine de l'A offers up wonderfully intense scents of baked blackberries, stewed plums and boysenberries with hints of cedar chest, red roses, mocha and clove oil plus a waft of black truffles. The medium to full-bodied palate has a great core of muscular fruit, framed by ripe, rounded grape tannins and notably chewy oak tannins. It has seamless freshness and a long finish delivering plenty of savory/spicy layers. The oak is poking through at this nascent stage, but it should come around beautifully by the time it's bottled and may well warrant a higher score.
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Jeb Dunnuck91-93/100
Coming from the cool Castillon region located east of Saint-Emilion, the 2019 Domaine De L'A is a beautiful, elegant 2019 that does everything right. Offering a deep purple hue, lots of red and black fruits, complex spice and floral notes, medium to full body, and silky tannins, it shows the balance and purity that's the hallmark of this great vintage. It's going to drink beautifully for 15 years or more. Drinking Window 2020 – 2036. 
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Decanter92/100

Deep ruby in colour, smooth and silky texture, restrained but concentrated cassis and blackberry fruits. This is excellent quality from Stephane Derenoncourt's home estate. Lipsmacking stuff, proving how well these previously cool terroirs are benefitting from the recent hot summers. Drinking Window 2023 – 2036.
Jane Anson, Decanter (May 2020)

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About this WINE

Domaine de l'A

Domaine de l'A

World-renowned consultant Stèphane Derenoncourt and his wife, Christine, purchased 2.5 hectares in the commune of Sainte-Colombe in the Côtes de Castillon in 1999. Today, they have 11 hectares divided among various parcels, the majority on a south-facing slope with tuffeau limestone soil (to which Stephane attributes his wine’s floral aroma). The average age of the Merlot (70%) and Cabernet Franc (30%) vines is 55 years old. The domaine is organic but – for the time being – uncertified. Yields are tiny: 28 hl/ha in a generous vintage. Owing to its scale, undulating vineyards and the ethereal character of its wines, the domaine has a distinctly Burgundian vibe.

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Cotes de Castillon

Cotes de Castillon

To the east of the St Émilion wine appellation, and on the north bank of the Dordogne, Côtes de Castillon has been the site of considerable interest and investment since the early 2000s. Wine production is significant, yielding over 1.5 million cases per annum and quality is quite variable, ranging from the everyday from the sandy and light gravel soils to imposing, aspirational wines benefiting from considerable investment, and made from the clay and limestone vineyards on higher slopes.

The style of these latter wines is akin to good St Émilion, and the wines use predominantly Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In common with other regions recognised to produce interesting and good-value wines, several well-known St Émilion proprietors have invested in the appellation over the past decade, among them Gérard Perse of Ch. Pavie, Stephan Von Neipperg of Canon-la-Gaffelière, and consultant Stéphane Derénoncourt.

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