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DOMAINE CASTAGNIER CLOS SAINT DENIS 2017
DOMAINE CASTAGNIER CLOS SAINT DENIS 2017
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DOMAINE CASTAGNIER CLOS SAINT DENIS GRAND CRU 2017

A bit of July hail thinned the grapes here and what remained got beautifully ripe, better than after vendange verte (green harvesting). The result is great, with a nose of Asian spice and cool black fruit, but also salinity and power. This is a long and complex wine, more powerful than 2016. Drink 2025-2032.

There is always a breathless and rather chaotic energy in the Castagnier cellar but this year Jérome could scarcely contain his enthusiasm. He loves his 2017s. To him they have the friand and gourmand style of 2014 but with more depth and density. He started his harvest on 6th September and employed less pigeage (punching down) than usual. The exigencies of the 2018 vintage meant Jérome was obliged to move his 2017s to tank earlier than usual but even this has worked to his advantage: less time in wood has dialled up the focus and exuberance of this irresistible range of 2017s.