Chateau Ampelia Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 2008 , France

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My Rating 78 Points. 
Price $22.

Dark ruby in color with a red rim.

The Weirdest nose of blackberries, pickle juice, smoked meat, cherries, mint, light vanilla, cooked plums and spices.

Medium-bodied and smooth with high acidity.

The Complete opposite on the palate. Tart and dry, with sour strawberries, cherries, cranberries, licorice, spices, light oak and white pepper.

Long sour finish with tart berries.

Not one for sipping by itself, but rather a better food wine.
Not my taste, mainly because of the sour ending, but I liked the velvety mouthfeel. Has a nice structure to it, as well. A nice value right bank, Bordeaux.

A blend of 95% Merlot 5% Cabernet Franc.

13% alcohol by volume.

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