Château Goubau 2015
• Domaine: Château Goubau
• A.O.C.: Côtes de Castillon
• Classification: Côtes de Castillon, Blaye, Bordeaux
There are few families that are in the top echelon of every wine category they own. When it comes to Bordeaux's Right Bank, the Thienpont family is one to reckon with! Since their marriage in 1997, Jacques & Fiona (MW in 1994) have been dividing their time among their three estates: Château Le Pin (Pomerol) , Château l'IF (St Emilion) and now Château Goubau (Castillon). The iconic Le Pin retails for thousands of dollars a bottle every vintage. Fortunately, the winemakers offer the market a delight with Château Goubau. 2015 will be the last year when Château Goubau is known by this name. Given the family's passion for naming their wine after trees, pine (Le Pin), yew (l'If), starting with 2016, this wine will be renamed after beech tree, thus l'Hêtre. With 2015 having proven its "super vintage" status for Bordeaux productions, Château Goubau is a wine for the true connoisseurs who venture outside the pricey classified growths. Treat yourself and friends to a blind tasting of this wine, you won't be able to tell its amazingly advantageous price point. This is a fantastic wine we won't hesitate to recommend to every level of wine drinkers.