From Loulou Mitjaville, Francois Mitjaville’s son, his own property in Castillon, applying the same standards as Tertre Roteboeuf / Roc de Cambes, and looking for the same unmissable Mitjaville signature style, making it a baby of the 2 other - I recently offered the 2015 vintage, this is the 2016. This is a property that is progressing year after year, as the effect of restructuring the vineyards are starting to pay off. 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc.
Ratings: 94 Jeb Dunnuck / 91 Neal Martin / 90-92 Antonio Galloni
Even better, the 2016 Domaine de L'Aurage shows slightly better oak integration than the 2015 as well as a more classic feel in its medium to full body, seamless texture, loads of blue fruits, and complex notes of toasted bread, graphite, and spice. It’s another awesome wine from the Mitjavile family that’s going to benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for 15-20 years.
Once again, I was impressed with Louis Mitjavile's Domaine de L'Aurage.
Dark, supple and expressive, the 2016 has a lot to offer. Succulent red cherry, red plum, rose petal, mint and sweet spice are all pushed forward, with soft contours that give the wine much of its engaging and welcoming personality.
The 2016 Domaine de l’Aurage is the recently introduced Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux by Louis Mitjavile, son of François Mitjavile of Tertre-Rôteboeuf. It has a pure, seductive bouquet of strawberry pastille, morello cherries and touches of blood orange and crème de cassis. The medium-bodied palate is well balanced and offers supple tannin, a judicious sprinkling of white pepper and oregano and a feisty, joyful finish that exudes energy.
There is a straightforwardness to this L’Aurage that I like. A wine determined to give pleasure.