28 Jul New and Returning Bordeaux Favorites
New & Returning Bordeaux
As one of the most prestigious growing regions in the world, Bordeaux is often thought of as expensive. Well, we got some great deals on these wines and are bringing all that value home. Classified growth wines and library releases as well as some returning favorite bargains, they’re all here. All wines arriving Friday, July 29th.
2012 La Dame de Malescot, Margaux
On Sale $29.99
The second wine of Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry, La Dame de Malescot boasts a dark ruby color with violet reflections. The indulgent bouquet is rich with fruity and spicy notes on a tobacco background. Fine plum and a touch of chocolate emerge on the palate. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, it is juicy, with good complexity and well-integrated tannins. This wine has strong ageing potential.
2006 Chateau Pichon-Baron Longeuville Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac
On Sale $54.99
Black currant and dark chocolate aromas follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins, very good fruit and an aftertaste of tobacco and berry. Structured and rich. Best after 2012. 8,150 cases made.
90 Points, Wine Spectator
2010 Chateau Lousteauneuf, Medoc
On Sale $21.99
A stunningly good wine from this property, which is owned by Bruno Segond, this blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot is very impressive. A sleeper of the vintage, the wine has loads of black currant and blackberry fruit intermixed with some subtle smoke, new saddle leather, Christmas fruitcake and spice box. Long and fleshy, with a full-bodied mouthfeel, and deep, nicely etched, sweet tannins in the heady finish, it will be at its best over the next decade.
89 Points, The Wine Advocate
2012 Chateau du Vieux Montpezat, Cotes de Castillon
On Sale $12.99
The Château du Vieux Montpezat has a lustrous red color that is wonderfully enticing. There are very pleasant fruity aromas on the nose that continue on the palate. This is a delicious wine with a voluptuous structure. The Château du Vieux Montpezatis aged for 12 months in 1/3 new oak barrels and 2/3 in tanks.
2012 Clos Des Moiselles, Cotes de Bourg
On Sale $12.99
Blueberry and orange peel character to this red with a medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. A little lean but very pleasant to taste. Drink now.
2012 Chateau Chantegrive, Graves
On Sale $19.99
Aromas of spices, plums and strawberries follow through to a medium to full body, velvety tannins and a bright finish. Hints of vanilla on the finish.
90 Points, James Suckling