97/100 & Platinum Award, Decanter World Wine Awards 2021
Gold Medal – International Wine and Spirits Competition 2019
Gold Medal – Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2019
From one of the best Champagne vintages in recent times, the 2006 Castelnau Brut is exceptionally good Vintage Champagne. We rate this as the best Champagne buy we have featured in many a year. If you are looking for a serious Champagne this is a 'must buy'.
Winery notes (2006)
"Exceptionally, this Champagne has had more than 10 years of ageing on its lees, giving it remarkable complexity and depth. This vintage offers an aromatic harmony of grilled, toasty notes and the well-rounded body is thanks to the Chardonnay in the blend that has been grown in the Grande Montagne de Reims. Citrus fruit, such as grapefruit, caress the taste buds and impart a distinguished freshness. The spicy notes on the finish are a signature style of Champagne Castelnau."
97/100 & Platinum Award, Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 (2006 Vintage)
"Incredible lanolin, quince, summer flower and honeysuckel scents and a palate that indulges us further with plums, oranges and guava. Spices and minerals hold the attention and the finish is drawn with lapidary care. A true classic."
93/100 & Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast (2006 Vintage)
"A blend dominated by Chardonnay and aged for 11 years on lees has produced a mature, toasty and yeasty wine with a complex balance between the secondary flavours and the still-crisp apple fruits. Drink now."