Castel Grand Vin

...The blend is always a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest, in order of importance is Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The blend is not exactly the same every vintage but the proportions between the varieties remain the same. From year to year we have seen a great improvement in the quality of the grapes as the vineyard is getting older. The wine is aged in 100% new French oak for 20 to 24 months.

"... that fantastic 1992 Castel made by Mr Ben-Zaken. I tried it with my husband, David Peppercorn (also an MW) and we both thought it absolutely terrific… "

Serena Sutcliffe | Aug 1995 | Read More >

"It had a spicy, peppery nose, and a good fruit flavour. I found it already soft and ready, with lots of blackcurrants on the finish, and a touch of vanillin "

Serena Sutcliffe | May 1996 | Read More >

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