Medium deep colour. Fresh red currant, ripe strawberry aromas with a touch of linseed. Lovely strawberry, red cherry herb flavours, beautiful supple richness, and silky textures. Finishes chalky firm with pure fruit strawberry, herb notes. Spectacularly good with seductive fruit complexity and beautiful mineral length. Tasted at Ch Tertre Rotebeouf.
Once again, I was impressed with Louis Mitjavile's Domaine de L'Aurage. Dark, supple and expressive, the 2016 has a lot to offer. Succulent red cherry, red plum, rose petal, mint and sweet spice are all pushed forward, with soft contours that give the wine much of its engaging and welcoming personality.
The 2016 Domaine de l'Aurage, a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, offers plenty of red cherry and strawberry fruit on the nose, with the oak nicely integrated. It is actually quite Burgundy-like in style. The palate is well balanced with fine tannins, plenty of confit-like fruit with a gentle grip on the finish. Enjoy this lovely Côtes de Castillon from the Mitjavile family over the next 5-7 years.