Value on the right bank

The members of the Castillon Caracteres standing in front of a vineyard

Members of a new club, Castillon Caractères, deserve your attention. Knowing this, James asked them to lay on a tasting for him.

If you are looking for value for money in Bordeaux and wines with a dominance of Merlot that have a serious edge, it is worth casting an eye over Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux. The eastern neighbour of St-Émilion has a similar profile with regard to terroir and grape variety and over the past 25 years has seen considerable change with the arrival of newcomers, investment and technical prowess.

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