The two Cs in the name stand for the two grapes in the blend—Castelão and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is solid and dense powered by super-ripe fruit and rich tannins, although there is a tension between the two elements of the blend that are not integrated. That makes for a wine that still needs to balance. Wait until 2017 and see.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.