L’Aurage is a Merlot from the Côtes de Castillon. Bordering Saint-Émilion, this region represents an incredible value proposition for Bordeaux. Opulent and seductive, the wine is deep crimson in the glass. A beguiling sweet, peppery nose meets a palate rich with aromatics. You’ll taste red fruit, sweet cherries, and pudding spice, all wrapped up with silky mouthfeel and rounded texture.
Those with a passion for Bordeaux are likely to know the name ‘Mitjaville’. The family owns two other renowned Bordeaux Château–Tertre-Roteboeuf Saint-Émilion and Roc de Cambes in the Côtes de Bourgin. Current patriarch Louis Mitjaville inherited his title from father François, who launched his career when his wife inherited Tertre-Roteboeuf in the 1970s.
Deep colour. Beautiful white flowers stone fruit apricot mulberry aromas. Concentrated mulberry apricot nectarine fruits, wonderful lacy chalky textures, lovely mid palate richness, wonderful and fine long chalky graphite plume. Decadently aromatic and supple. Ripe pure fruit. Aniseed kick.
96 points, Andrew Caillard MW.