Category Archives: Bordeaux

Chateau de Belcier Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux 2011

$15.99 Bordeaux, France PLCB Code# 33237 Rich and structured, yet full and concentrated, this wine has both dark tannins and ripe plum and berry fruits. The acidity streaks through the wine, lending freshness and good aging potential. Drink from 2017. … Continue reading

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Chateau Lanbersac Puisseguin Saint Emilion Cuvee Vieilles Vignes 2010

$18.99 Puisseguin -Saint Emilion, France PLCB Code# 33178 This has a healthy dose of roasted fig and mocha up front, followed by notes of baker’s chocolate, dark currant preserves and steeped plum. A cocoa edge emerges on the finish, leaving … Continue reading

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Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret 2010

$22.99 St. Emilion, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33170   Initially, this is tight, minerally and structured, but as the wine opens, intense dark fruits and rich tannins surface, creating an opulent, juicy character. The vineyard is planted with 75% … Continue reading

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Ch. Carignan 2006

$12.99 Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33120 Always one of the leaders in the Premières Côtes, Château Carignan has produced a ripely juicy 2006. It is a wine that brings considerable weight, the dark fruits … Continue reading

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Rollan de By 2009

$24.99 Medoc, Bordeaux, France PLCB Code #30363 A slightly underperforming wine by the standards set in previous vintages, I had expected this to be a top-flight, unqualified sleeper of the vintage, which it is definitely is not. A blend of … Continue reading

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Chateau Cap de Faugéres 2009

 $27.99 Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France PLCB Code# 39705 The 2009 is possibly the best Cap de Faugeres yet made, a sleeper of the vintage, and a realistically priced one at that. A blend of 85% Merlot and the rest … Continue reading

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Chateau de Retout 2009

Chateau de Retout 2009   $20.99 Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France PLCB Code #16915 Currant and blueberry on the nose. Medium-bodied, with pretty fruit and a light coffee bean and berry aftertaste. Pleasant structure.-BT 87-90 Points Wine Spectator Web Only 2010 … Continue reading

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Chateau Haut-Surget Lalande-de-Pomerol 2009

Chateau Haut-Surget Lalande-de-Pomerol 2009  $21.99 Lalande-de-Pomerol, Bordeaux, France PLCB Code# 36349 Blueberry and mineral aromas follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Enjoy the sweet and pretty fruit in this. Score range: 90-93 Points … Continue reading

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Chateau Sainte Barbe Bordeaux Superieur 2009

Chateau Sainte Barbe Bordeaux Superieur 2009  $17.49 Ambes, Bordeaux, France PLCB Code# 16917 Another sleeper of the vintage, this well-made, low level Bordeaux offers delicious black currant fruit notes intermixed with notions of loamy soil and spice box. Its dark … Continue reading

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Chateau Du Retout Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2009

Chateau Du Retout Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2009              $20.99 Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France PLCB Code #16915 Pure and racy, with a bright anise and violet frame to the fine-grained and well-integrated core of plum, … Continue reading

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