Stock Up Bordeaux Sale

30 Jun Stock Up Bordeaux Sale

Bordeaux Sale

Did you know only 3% of ALL Bordeaux is over $100? Yet many think that this region is “too expensive.” That simply isn’t true! Bordeaux has loads of wonderful wines that over deliver and are under valued. We’ve also noticed that both Burgundy AND Napa have increased in price over the last few years by nearly triple digits. We think this means it’s time to take another look at one of the most classic regions of France. Here are some of our best values from some of our favorite Châteaux. We’re even tasting a few red Bordeaux along with awesome Austrian whites this Saturday!

2014 Chateau Petit Freylon “Cuvee Izzy” Blanc, Bordeaux AOCIzzy Blanc
On Sale $10.99 Lowest price online!!!
“This classic Bordeaux Blanc is blend of 80% Sauvignon & 20% Semillon offers excellent value. It’s got awesome notes of lime zest, orange oil and a refreshing, zippy acidity. Flavors of tart tropical fruits and citrus with a touch of ripe green apple make it perfect for the summer! This wine is well balanced and is one of our best sellers.”
-Jason Main, The Wine Merchant

2013 Solar Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux AOC
On Sale $8.99
“The Solar Sauvignon Blanc 2013 has a beautiful yellow color with green highlights. The nose has lovely notes of granny smith apples, lime zest and a chalky, mineral note adds complexity. Overall, this wine is fresh and delightfully aromatic, and a great slurp-er for the summer!”
-Jason Main, The Wine Merchant

2013 Clos Floridene Blanc, Graves AOC
On Sale $26.99
“Lots of orange marmalade and lemon blossom notes intermixed with honeyed grapefruit, fig and melon aromas jump from the glass of this impeccably well-made, outstanding white Graves. Dry, zesty and perfumed with impressive concentration, this offering from proprietor Denis Dubourdieu is terrific. It should drink well for 5-7 years.”
90-92 points Robert Parker

2014 Château Brown Blanc, Pessac-Léognan AOC
On Sale $34.99
“The Château Brown Blanc 2014 has an attractive lime cordial and gooseberry-scented bouquet that is very well defined, peachy notes emerging with aeration. The palate is crisp and fresh, that lime cordial note continuing with well-judged acidity and a vibrant finish. This is a Brown Blanc with breeding and it should be delicious straight from the off, once bottled.”
90-92 points The Wine Advocate

2011 Chateau Bellevue Claribes, Bordeaux
On Sale $10.99
This Château Bellevue Claribes shows a luscious, deep crimson color. On the nose, red and black fruits mingle with a dash of spice. This balanced wine offers remarkably pleasant, silky tannins that endow it with a charming, lengthy finish.
Importer’s Notes

2010 Chateau Cassidouce, Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux
On Sale $10.99
Classic Bordeaux from a great vintage! Ripe, with good dark fruit, it sails across the palate with silky tannins. Pair it up with a well marbled cut of meat, prepared simply with a dash of salt and pepper and a little pan sauce.
Merch Notes

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Sailing the seas of Bordeaux

2012 Château Malartic-Lagraviere, Pessac-Léognan AOC
On Sale $49.99
“The quality of the white and red have soared to exceptional heights, and this is certainly still one of the more realistically priced wines of Pessac-Lèognan and classified crus. The 2012 is a beauty, with a dense ruby/purple color, a fabulously plush, opulent texture and medium to full-bodied flavors of cassis, spicy earth and blueberry. Quite rich, yet light on its feet, this is an absolutely textbook Pessac-Lèognan, with wonderfully velvety tannins. Drink it now, or drink it in 25 years. This is a brilliant wine.”
94 points Robert Parker

2011 Château Lilian-Ladouys, Saint Estéphe AOC
On Sale $26.99
“Lots of delicious, ripe fruit with berry, fresh-herb and shaved-chocolate character. Full body, round tannins and a savory finish. Very well done. Better in 2016.”
90 points James Suckling

2011 Château Sociando Mallet, Haut-Medoc AOC
On Sale $39.99
“Whether it is due to the vintage or to Gautreau, the ferocity of the tannins in many 2011 Medocs seems relatively tame, but there is no lacking concentration in this wine, which is clearly of classified growth quality. It boasts a dense purple color along with abundant notes of creme de cassis, crushed rocks and spring flowers. Medium-bodied and super-rich, it is a real revelation in a vintage such as 2011. Given its precociousness and silky tannins, it can be drunk in 2-3 years, or cellared for two decades.”
91 points Robert Parker