We’ve received a few new Bordeaux recently. While the big names have climbed up in price, we are still able to find great wine at good prices. $13 gets you a lot of wine, or spend a few bucks more and dive into delicious.
2019 Chateau Bourrdieu, Côtes du Bordeaux $13
87% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc
97 pts in the Decanter Wine Awards. “Flamboyant and deep, with ample, lush and fresh forest fruits, bramble and cassis, with cascading sweet spice swiftly following. A super, brooding wine which will shine brighter with time.” You can take that with a grain of salt, but the wine is quite good.
2016 Château de la Brandille, Bordeaux Supérieur $13
65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc
From 40-year-old vines located close to the vineyards of Saint-Emilion, this château has been in the Borderie family for five generations. The house style is classic: savory and elegant with ample fruit graced with a dusting of mineral aromatics.
2015 Château Goubau, La Source, Côtes de Bordeaux $19
95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
The second wine of Chateau Goubau. La Source is spicy and fresh with aromas of red fruits, plums, and spice. On the palate the wine is crunchy and fruity with black fruit flavors and a touch of spice; the finish is lively and appealing. Biodynamic
2015 Château Moncets, Lalande de Pomerol $21
82% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc
A good Bordeaux from a good vintage. This wine, hugely rich and packed with tannins, has equally powerful black fruits . . . rich texture and blackberry and licorice flavors.
2016 Château Leconte Marquey, Saint Emilion $22
85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Leconte Marquey is a small estate of just 14.5 hectares. Round and opulent, it offers flavors of red and black berries, with refined tannins that allow the wine to age gracefully.
2017 Châteaux la Garenne Pomeral $36
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
This under the radar Pomeral is a rustic wine with notes of cassis, pecan pie, blueberries and dried cranberries. soft tannins and mulberry finish. It is elegant and drinking nicely now.
2016 Le Haut-Medoc d’Issan, Haut-Medoc $40
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
As the third wine of the 3rd Growth Château d’Issan. The Le Haut-Médoc is textbook claret without the triple-digit price tag!” The wine has a bright and vivid bouquet of dark cherry, blueberry, and lead pencil. This fruit component also drives the pallet with a medium-bodied texture and mineral accents.