Made with 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. An enticing nose of blackberry, accented with the fragrance of violets. This is a good example of the intense fruit and concentration in the excellent 2009 vintage of Bordeaux. The wine is opulent and mouth-filling with dark fruit flavors and firm tannins. This leads to a full, fruit-filled finish which will complement a wide range of richly flavored dishes.
Chateau COUSTAUT is an ancient estate, run by the ARDURATS Family, direct descendants of a line of wine growers from before the reign of the French King Henri IV (late 16th century). The property covers 40 hectares of both Red and White vines (nearly 100 acres in total) in the villages of La Brede (home of the famous writer Montesquieu) and Saint-Morillon, both located in the heart of the Graves, historic birthplace of the Bordeaux vineyards, and bordering on the Pessac-Leognan Appellation.