A Rich and Fascinating History Makes For a Rich and Fabulous Wine.
Classic Vintage, Great Winemaker, Time In The Bottle, Great Price.
One of the oldest Chateauâ€™s in the Medoc, Castera has been producing great wines since the 14th Century. With the Estates origins dating back to the Middle Ages, one look at the majestic Chateau and it is obvious that the men and women who lived here left part of their soul, and that richness translates into the superb wine produced year after year. Some of the more famous owners of Chateau Castera include lovers of literature, trade, and viticulture, such as the Family Dâ€™Arsac - one of the largest exporters of wine during the 14th century -, Etienne de La Boetie - famous humanist and councillor at the Bordeaux parliament - , and the Marquis de Verthamon, to name but a few.
The 2014 Chateau Castera Cru Borgeois is a superlative example of Casteraâ€™s wine heritage, combining the fruits of a phenominal vintage and the talents of a famous winemaker. For Left Bank Bordeaux, 2010 is considered one of the finest vintages on record, keeping company with legendary vintages such as 09â€™, 05â€™, 98â€™, 76â€™, and 45â€™. Consulting winemaker Eric Boissenot, who accompanied his father and predecessor around Casteraâ€™s cellars while he was still a student, has a deep knowledge of the estates various terrors and techniques. With a resume that includes legends like Latour, Lafite Rothschild, Mouton Rothschild and Chateau Margaux,
Boissenotâ€™s reputation as a brilliant winemaker is well established, and his wines considered some of the finest to come out of the Medoc region. This Cabernet based Bordeaux at a price of 23.99 plus free shipping by the case, from 2010 and made by one of Bordeauxâ€™s greatest winemakers makes this a No-brainer case buy. Enjoy!
â€śThe Castera 2011 has a well-defined bouquet with blackberry, raspberry, rose petals and just a faint touch of juniper berries. the palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit on the entry: redcurrant, raspberry and a touch of balsamic. It builds in the mouth towards the structured, dense finish that demonstrates fine persistency. Impressive.â€ť â€“ RP