Tag Archives: Bordeaux

Château Trocard “Les Chapelles” Bordeaux Supérieur, 2009, Bordeaux, France

12 Jan

DSC03187Great value Bordeaux from a fantastic vintage! A Merlot-driven blend from France’s Bordeaux Supérieur AOC. The aromatic palette is flush with ripe plums and blueberries. Silky on the palate, with supple tannins, dark fruit and mocha notes. Try this one with rich, creamy chicken tikka masala. $16

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Chartron la Fleur Bordeaux Rouge, 2010, Bordeaux, France

12 Jan

01A right-bank Bordeaux blend of 70% Merlot  and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Up-front mineral notes lead to dark cherry and blackberry aromas. The palate is round with plush tannins and a fresh, fruity finish. Crowd-pleasing Bordeaux at a price that lets you please a crowd. $12

Capbern Gasqueton Saint-Estèphe, 2010, Bordeaux, France

11 Jan

DSC03173Great-value left-bank Bordeaux from the northernmost Médoc commune and the family who own 3rd-growth Calon-Ségur. “Heavily dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a big, bold, black wine, full of immense, smoky tannins. It has a rich structure, followed by deliciously juicy acidity. The dry tannins of Saint-Estèphe are well cushioned by the rich fruit.” –93 pts, Wine Enthusiast (March 2013). $32

Château Pey La Tour, 2009, Bordeaux Supérieur, France

15 Oct

007Comprised of 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. Dark cherry, black plum and boysenberry inform the nose and palate, with a lingering wisp of smoke. Full-bodied and fresh, with a persistent finish. To be relished with braised beef cheeks. $23

Château Cailleteau Bergeron “Tradition” Rouge, 2009, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, France

15 Oct

006A savory mealtime Bordeaux that is as rich in color as flavor. Expect fresh plum, raspberry and black cherry with notes of cigar box, licorice and vanilla on the finish. This wine begs for a rare roast beef sandwich on buttery toasted rye. $16

“Pentimento” by Château Beauséjour, 2010, Montagne-Saint-Émilion, France

15 Oct

005Driven by Merlot, with some Cabernet Franc along for the ride. Soft tannins and structured, dark fruit suggestive of black cherry and currant. Delicious to sip on its own, or paired with a farmerʼs market dinner with grass-fed beef as the star. $24

“La Fleur d’Amelie” by Château de Sours, 2010, Bordeaux, France

15 Oct

004Right-bank Bordeaux comprised of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Crimson ruby in the glass. Juicy black currant and plum are accentuated by savory herbs, green olive, cedar and touch of allspice. A wonderful pairing with beef and wild mushroom stew. $15