Clos de la Vieille Eglise

Côtes de Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend

8.865 ratings
8.71 pro ratings
Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Sean Lowry

2012v. Old world red fruit on the nose (cherry, raspberry, cassis, dried strawberry), a little minerality, and cedar and mocha from oak aging. Hits the palette dry and hot from alcohol, and then the fruit follows. A good amount of tannins, but there's enough age on them to make them not too grippy. A lackluster mix of flavors and slight alcohol imbalance but I've had worse Bordeaux for the sale price of $13. Merlot/cab franc/cab sav. 12.5% ABV.

2012v. Old world red fruit on the nose (cherry, raspberry, cassis, dried strawberry), a little minerality, and cedar and mocha from oak aging. Hits the palette dry and hot from alcohol, and then the fruit follows. A good amount of tannins, but there's enough age on them to make them not too grippy. A lackluster mix of flavors and slight alcohol imbalance but I've had worse Bordeaux for the sale price of $13. Merlot/cab franc/cab sav. 12.5% ABV.

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2017
Kevin White

Smooth and easy to drink. Very distinct smell of a flower pedal, especially on the cork. Enjoyed with spaghetti marina.

Smooth and easy to drink. Very distinct smell of a flower pedal, especially on the cork. Enjoyed with spaghetti marina.

Aug 14th, 2018
Jeff McKenzie

I would buy this again

I would buy this again

Oct 7th, 2017
Justin McGlothin

Very good, dry, paired with ribeye, asparagus, and mussels. Great pair. Leads to dessert of ice cream.

Very good, dry, paired with ribeye, asparagus, and mussels. Great pair. Leads to dessert of ice cream.

Apr 11th, 2017
Katherine Bennin

Great wine, rich and smooth.

Great wine, rich and smooth.

Feb 27th, 2017
Rohit Gupta

Loved it with pizza. Very smooth with my bestie!!

Loved it with pizza. Very smooth with my bestie!!

Feb 27th, 2017
Kevin Wng

Great value, classic Bordeaux just outside of St Emilion

Great value, classic Bordeaux just outside of St Emilion

Jul 29th, 2016
Sebastien

Ok with lamb. I did not like it with a creamy cheese (saint angel)

Ok with lamb. I did not like it with a creamy cheese (saint angel)

May 1st, 2016
Stacey Seaver

A bit on the dry side, high in acidity. Overall, I liked it. Merlot, Cab Franc & Savignon blend.

A bit on the dry side, high in acidity. Overall, I liked it. Merlot, Cab Franc & Savignon blend.

May 1st, 2016
Jeff Woodfin

It's a good wine, but we aren't crazy about Bordeaux wines.

It's a good wine, but we aren't crazy about Bordeaux wines.

Jan 16th, 2016