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Old 07-10-2003, 07:19 PM
Cliff Brown
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Default TN: '99 Ste. Colombe (CdC)

amnspam (Dale Williams) wrote:

The 1999 Ch. Ste.Colombe (Côtes de Castillon) is from an estate partially owned
by Gérard Perse of Pavie fame. So one might expect a very New Wave style.
There is definitely some oak there, but there is also moderate acidity, a real
Bordeaux nose with minerals and a little lead-pencil, and good fruit. The fruit
runs mostly to the red side- cherry and red berries. A nice medium bodied Right
Banker, modern without being outlandish, ready to drink, and a good deal at
$10-12. A B+ on my easy scale.


That sounds good. Hopefully the 2000 is as good. In July I picked up a
half case of their 2000 from Sam's Wine Warehouse in Chicago. They had
it on sale and I was able to get it for under $11 a bottle.

The other assorted Bordeaux wine I bought were the (4) Chateau Rocher
Bellevue Figeac - St. Emilion, and (2) Chateau Pipeau - St. Emilion.