Britt’s Wines of the Month come from (another) one of our favourite chateaux in Bordeaux, Chateau Carsin in Rions in Entre-deux-Mers. The chateau is owned since the 1990s by Juha Berglund from Finland. He now runs it with the help of his daughter Nea who is the winemaker. The chateau is located in the appellation Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux. We have known Château Carsin for a long time and we have always been very fond of the wines, not least the whites. We tasted recently a white and a red from Château Carsin.
Château Carsin L’Etiquette Grise 2014, AOP Bordeaux, is made from the unusual grape called Sauvignon Gris (!) which is a little less aromatic than Sauvignon Blanc but with more complexity and depth. This is a very good wine with fine and high acidity, some grapefruit in the aromas and good body and some “fatness” (volume) on the palate.
Château Carsin, Cuvée Noire 2010, Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux, is made from mostly Merlot in a soft and full bodied style with generous fruit and a good structure. A typical Merlot-based Bordeaux.
You will have the chance discover many excellent Bordeaux wines on BKWine’s wine tour to Bordeaux this autumn.
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