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Today's Wine Tasting Note

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Chateau de Chainchon 1995 Cotes de Castillon ($9.99)
Here's a tasty bargain-priced Bordeaux from the Cotes de Castillon, an outlying district beyond St.-Emilion: Very dark garnet in color. Spicy oak and herbal notes, cedar and pine more evident than fruit. Full black fruit shows up on the palate, though, simple and fresh, over a tartly acidic structure with tannins not at all evident. No ager, but certainly drinking well now. Importer: Willett Distributing Co., Alexandria, Ky. (Sept. 2, 1997)

All my wine-tasting reports are consumer-oriented. In order to maintain objectivity and avoid conflicts of interest, I purchase all the wines I rate at my own expense in retail stores.

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