Across the slope from Saint Emilion’s Grands Crus Châteaux Faugères and de Pressac lies little Château de Colombe. It sits on the same limestone ridge but in less fashionable Castillon. Hence this top vintage claret is both delicious and well priced.
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Beyond the Label
Velvet texture, fleshy dark berry fruit, underlying creamy spice
Intense ripe plum and cherry with a hint of oak and creaminess
Tucked away in Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, next to Saint Emilion, is award winning Château de Colombe, a tiny estate much neglected until we took ownership in 2012. Now it’s being lavished with the utmost care in the vineyard and the cellar. Our Head Winemaker, Haut Brion trained Jean-Marc Sauboua, quickly spotted the potential of its steep, south-facing slopes and limestone soils. Judging by the nine Golds won over the last four vintages, he was absolutely right. 2019 is another good vintage, made very much in a ‘drink me now’ style. A meticulous selection of Merlot with a little of both Cabernets, aged a few months in barrel, this red is fruit rich and supple. For now open early, then serve with roast meats, a barbecue, pasta even.
"Rich cassis and mellow, inviting bramble fruit bursts into a symphony. Big, firm and juicy"
Online Review For the 2018 vintage