C Blanc du Castel 2016 - Domaine du Castel
Manufacturer: Domaine Du Castel
Availability: Available Warning: Last items in stock!
Availability date: 05/16/2017
Daniel Rogov: "With rich apricot, peach, mineral, pear and fruit flavors and a lingering spicy-oak finish, this full bodied and vigorous wine fills the mouth with flavors that continue to burst through a gorgeous velvety texture and then linger comfortably on the palate. Even though the wine can be drunk now it is ideal for aging for another 4 – 6 or even more years. Score 95+."
Yossie Horwitz: "Typically one of the better oaked chardonnay wines produced in Israel, this year is no exception. 100% Chardonnay aged for 12 months in 33% new oak (with the remaining 66% split between one and two year old barrels). A rich and vibrant nose with plenty of toasty oak along with smoke, flint and robust tart apple, pear and some butterscotch along with a hint of tropical fruits and minerals. The rich and buttery palate is medium bodied and well balanced with lively acidity keeping everything honest and warm spices adding some nuance along with creamy lemon curd and a pleasing bitter note on the lingering finish. Still coming together and enjoyable after 30 minutes of decanting, I’d give the wine six months and then enjoy through 2024, maybe longer."
|Cellar Tracker's rating||91|
|When to Drink||2018 - 2024|