25 May De-LIC-ious Bordeaux
This gem from Medoc is a perfect example of great value coming out of a superb vintage in Bordeaux. See what James Suckling had to say about the 2014 vintage in Bordeaux and how it marks a paradigm shift in the right direction:
“The days of over-extracted and over-wooded wines seem over. I found very few bottles that were overdone, especially compared to wines from 1998 to 2010. Indeed, a new generation of winemakers are taking over in the region, and they are no longer looking for “blockbuster” or New World-styled reds. This makes so many 2014s approachable on release, which means wonderful, drinkable Bordeaux right out of the gate.”
2014 Chateau Croix de Mai, Medoc
On Sale $19.99
This Merlot-dominant blend (unusual for Left Bank) is from vines over 55 years old. Despite the fact that Merlot makes up 60% of the blend, it is Cabernet-driven. Winemaker/proprietor Cecile Reich comes from the Chateua L’Argenteyre family and conceived this wine as her own vision of a great Medoc. The nose has notes of gingerbread, brioche, and chocolate, and on the palate, it is jammy and fruity with well-integrated oak and spice.