Still not in balance, this wine shows blackberry flavors and acidity pushed up against dark, lean tannins. It may fill out although that is not certain. The Castaing family has farmed crops and grazing animals since 1800s. The 13-acre vineyard, 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, was added in 1995.
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.