Gold medal at Feminalise 2011 - Henry IV' favourite wine ! He choose the name of the Château !
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Here are six bottles of Chateau Le Castelot 2009, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Amazing vintage !
Gold Medal at Beaune Feminalise 2011
The magnums are in perfect conditions, they're directly coming from the estate own' cellar where they were bottled and kept until today. Levels full neck, labels as new.
It is true that Henry IV was an end drinker, baptized in Jurançon at birth and self-proclaimed "sire d' Aÿ" because he had a temporary preference for the red wine of the Champagne village. He also enjoyed the wines of Arbois and Orléans, but it is less known that on a stormy day in the summer of 1578, the Béarnais, who was still only King of Navarre, fell under the spell of a very feminine Saint-Emilion. Fleeing the sudden storm, the King and its sequel found refuge at the Bousquet hostelry, run by Bigaroux's husbands. He found the wine so good, and the young woman from the innkeeper (Marion) received it so eagerly that before returning to the road the next morning, he thought it was time to reward his guests. Hence the authorization granted to transform their humble home into a "noble house" with the usual seigniorial attributes : two elegant turrets and a dovecote with 400 cells, which is nowadays the most important of all Aquitaine.
And it was before leaving the innkeepers that the fiery Béarnais advised them to call their future home "Lou Castelot (the little castle) in memory of me". The order was followed to the letter and the estate prospered until the beginning of the 20th century before it collapsed. It threatened ruin even when, in 1978 (very exactly four hundred years after the passage of King Henry), it was opportunely bought back by Jean-François Janoueix, the descendant of a family established in Libourne in the 19th century. A wine merchant and owner of about fifteen estates in Saint-Emilion and Pomerol in particular, it took ten years with the help of four masons to meticulously restore Le Castelot and its 10 hectares of vineyards.
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Excellent service. Very well packaged and recieved in perfect condition.
Very swift and impeccable.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.I received the lot with one missing bottle. The seller replied that he would proceed or by replacing or remboursing. After two weeks he's no longer answering mails and disappeared. Of course AVOID!!!
Carton bien emballé,
took me 13 days to get an answer to my first message, second one still waiting for a reply since Feb 11
Unprofessional packaging, OWB promised but never delivered.
Not so recommended, beware.
It was about 10 days after received our payment, finally after we called to Catawiki office, then seller could send us item, during this time we write message to seller and no reply to us from him!Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Dear Sir,
As we saw together, your package was prepared and ready to go a couple hours after your payment ! The problem was on UPS' side, as the tracking code shows : they didn't collect your parcell twice as I ordered them, and I had to spend many hours on the phone with them to make them pick-it up.
Though I hope that you're pleased by the item you bought !
100% solid! Good work!
Boxes came without branding, cover of the boxes was missing like broke away - I wanted a nice wooden box like pictures in the auction - the hell different of what they delvered and after asking an e-s
I sow the the bottles with a box on the picture, so I was also waiting that box with the bottles inside but no I just got the bottles inside a paper box.
Well-packaged, fast delivery, wines in good condition.
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