The 2011 Chateau Castera Médoc is a Cru Bourgeois selection. The nose, marked by hints of blackcurrant, evolves to slightly smoky and woody aromas tinged with sweet spices and black fruits. Licorice brings a certain freshness. On the palate, the sweet and warm attack is very pleasant. The mid-palate, full and silky, does not erase a beautiful tannic structure that gives it character. The whole, very balanced and harmonious, finishes on a dominance of cherries notes. It is an elegant and distinctive wine.
Varietal Composition: 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Médoc AOC
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"The wine has ripe fruit, tannins that have now softened and signs of maturity. It is still juicy with attractive acidity as well as a touch of spice. Finely balanced, the wine from this Cru Bourgeois estate is elegant and ready to drink." -RV, 9/1/17