Bordeaux 2010 - Castillon- & Francs-Côtes de Bordeaux

There were no freak climatic occurrences in 2010 as there had been in 2009 (a hailstorm in May which affected the north of the region) so quality was more uniform in Castillon and Francs this year. The clay-limestone terroir efficiently regulated the water supply avoiding stress in the vineyard and the clement autumn weather enabled the grapes to achieve full ripeness. Consequently, some excellent wines have been made. Alcohols are high but acidities are good and pHs low meaning good balance. This is definitely a year to keep an eye out for this region's good value wines. By James Lawther MW.

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Domaine de l'A, Cotes de Castillon

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau d'Aiguilhe, Cotes de Castillon

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Joanin Becot, Cotes de Castillon

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Clos Puy Arnaud, Cotes de Castillon

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Clos Les Lunelles, Cotes de Castillon

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Cap de Faugeres, Cotes de Castillon

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Cote Montpezat, Cotes de Castillon

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Montlandrie, Cotes de Castillon

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Robin, Cotes de Castillon

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Veyry, Cotes de Castillon

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Ampelia, Cotes de Castillon

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Domaine de l'Aurage, Cotes de Castillon

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau La Croix Lartigue, Cotes de Castillon

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau de Laussac, Cotes de Castillon

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Puygueraud, Cotes de Francs

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau de Francs, les Cerisiers, Cotes de Francs

N/A N/A N/A 2010

Chateau Marsau, Cotes de Francs

N/A N/A N/A 2010