Château Alcee 2019 en Primeur
Un burdeos elaborado en la pequeña apelación Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux, situada a la orilla derecha del río Dordoña. La mayoritaria Merlot junto a la Carbernet franc que componen este coupage proceden de suelos de piedra caliza, ofreciendo un tinto de estilo elegante, equilibrado y a la vez estructurado y fresco. Esta añada 2019 destaca, en su primeras catas, por su fruta negra y toques de especias, cuerpo medio y taninos firmes.
La entrega de este vino está prevista a lo largo de 2022.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Composed of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the 2019 Alcee was harvested from the 27th of September to the 9th of October. Yields were 29 hectoliters per hectare this year. Deep garnet-purple in color, it needs a little coaxing to reveal the beautiful raspberry pie, kirsch and Black Forest cake scents, followed by notions of violets, fallen leaves and star anise. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is solidly constructed with firm, ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness supporting the tightly knit red and black fruit flavors, finishing long and fragrant. About 1,650 cases are anticipated to be made.
Takes off on the medium-bodied palate with fine, polished tannins and a long finish. The tannins come out at the end. Punchy merlot. 96% merlot and 4% cabernet franc.
The 2019 Château Alcée comes from the Castillon region and is mostly Merlot with a splash of Cabernet Franc. Another delicious 2019 in the making, it has a deep purple color, complex notes of bouquet garni (thyme, rosemary), violets, leather, and blue fruits, medium body, juicy acidity, sweet tannins, and a great finish. It's another satisfying, balanced, delicious Castillon to enjoy on release and over the following 7-8 years.
The 2019 Alcée is effusive and charming, especially in its aromatics, which are quite expressive. Rose petal, raspberry jam, spice and mint are all laced together in this silky, mid-weight Côtes de Castillon. Gracious and refined, Alcée is shaping up quite nicely.