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Domaine de l'A

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2020 Domaine de l'A  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 94

Another success for the wine, sporting a glossy, dark color. On the palate, dark red pit fruits, espresso, blueberry, spice box and wild cherries hit all the right notes. Velvety in texture, with a beautiful sweetness and purity to the fruits, the finish perfectly balances elegance and opulence. 93-95 Pts

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2019 Domaine de l'A  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 93

Lush, round, sweet and fresh, the vibrant, juicy fruit make a good impression on the nose and palate. The lift, classic style, energy and length are all in proportion here. This is the wine from the home property of Stephane Derenoncourt. 92-94 Pts

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2018 Domaine de l'A  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 94

Full-bodied, rich, lush and silky, with layers of ripe, sweet, juicy red and black fruits, this is already a pleasure to taste. The layers of black cherries and plums offer purity, length, freshness and serious persistence in the finish. This is the best wine from the home property of Stephane Derenoncourt yet. 94 Points

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Deep in color, the dark red fruits combine sweetness, freshness and opulent textures. The wine has volume, lift, character and most importantly, a lingering, fruity, plushly textured finish. This is the best wine from the home property of Stephane Derenoncourt yet. 93-95 Pts

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2017 Domaine de l'A  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 91

Showing a respectable color, the nose kicks off with coffee bean, flowers, vanilla and sweet red fruits. Medium bodied with soft tannins and the ideal black raspberry finish, you can drink this young or age it for up to a decade. 91 Points

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2016 Domaine de l'A  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 94

Hitting the top range of my barrel score, this beauty is packed with wet earth, licorice, truffle, black cherry and plums. Full-bodied, luscious and rich, there is polish, freshness and life in the ripe, juicy, supple textured finish. This is already gorgeous and with 3-5 years, will be a markedly better wine. 94 Points

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Flowers, spice, licorice and juicy plums dominate the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, soft, refined and fresh. This is an elegant styling and ripe, supple fruits that is really dynamite this vintage. 93 Points

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2015 Domaine de l'A  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 92

Distinctly floral with sweet, fresh, dark red fruits and licorice, this wine has freshness, length, supple textures, concentration of flavor and a bright, agile finish. Made from 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.8% alcohol. 92 Points

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2014 Domaine de l'A  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 90

In the nose, you find black raspberries, with an earth and spicy character, the wine is forward and ends with a mineral driven character. 90-91 Pts

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2012 Domaine de l'A  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 90

Owned by renowned consultant Stephane Derenoncourt and Christine Derenoncourt. Produced from a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.5% alcohol and will be aged in 100% new French oak. Spicy red and dark fruits, coffee bean, and earthy notes are in the forefront. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft and delivers a mineral-driven, plummy finish. 88-90 Pts

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2011 Domaine de l'A  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 90

Owned by renowned consultant Stephane Derenoncourt and Christine Derenoncourt, this wine is produced from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc and reached 13.7% alcohol. Fermented in oak tanks and aged in 40% new oak, there is ample sweet oak, licorice, earth and black raspberry. With soft, round textures, this forward style of wine should drink well on release. 89-91 Pts

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2010 Domaine de l'A  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 92

Domaine de l’A, owned by renowned consultant Stephane Derenoncourt and Christine Derenoncourt is produced from a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon biodynamically farmed vineyards planted in clay and limestone soils. Deeply colored, intense aromas of licorice, blackberry, espresso bean and earth meld with sumptuous textures, round tannins, and a long, fresh, ripe, dark plum, fennel and smoky finish. 91-93 Pts

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2009 Domaine de l'A  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 91

This beautiful, opulent, ripe, plush, sexy wine from owner, and well-known wine consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt is made from a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and some Cabernet Sauvignon. Licorice, cappuccino, jammy black cherry, earth and cocoa flavors, great concentration and round tannins make this a fun, stylish, Bordeaux wine to drink right now, or to age for 5-10 years. 91 Points

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Renowned consultants Stephane Derenoncourt and Christine Derenoncourt own this domain. The wine is a blend of 70% merlot, 25% cabernet franc, and 5% cabernet sauvignon from biodynamically farmed vineyards planted in clay and limestone soils. Filled with jammy dark berries, plums, and black pepper, this soft, open, plush wine ends with ample dark fruit in a fleshy and flashy style. 89-91 Pts

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2008 Domaine de l'A  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 91

08 Domaine de L’ A (Cotes de Castillon) was made from mostly merlot. The famed consultant, Stephan Derenoncourt, owns the domaine. This concentrated, ripe wine is produced with one of the lowest yields in Bordeaux. Deep and rich with blue and black fruits along with chocolate covered licorice essence, this wine fills your mouth with pleasure. 90-92 Pts

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2007 Domaine de l'A  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 87

Medium bodied, fully mature, easy drinking wine with soft textures and a developed nose of tobacco, cherry and truffle. 87 Points

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2005 Domaine de l'A  (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux) 90

Fully mature, finesse in style, the wine is smooth, elegant and lively, with a fresh, sweet, earthy, cherry profile. There is no reason to age this further. 90 Points

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Domaine de l'A, from Stephane Derenoncourt is a dead ringer for a nice St. Emilion. From 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, this sexy, fat, plush wine is filled with licorice, coca powder, black and blue fruit, forest floor and esperesso beans. Already drinking well, this beauty should be consumed over the next decade. 92 Points

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