2015 Maison Riviere Alienor, France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

I get excited about finding great bottles and inexpensive prices.  One of the best ways to make those discoveries is to look for the inexpensive Bordeaux in great vintages.  2015 is the first great vintage since 2010.  This wine retails for about $10.  That is a great value.  Purple/ruby in color.  The nose has black cherries, slight earthiness and bit of tobacco.  On the palate, ripe red fruits; cherries, dark cherries and slight cassis.  Also a slight earthiness that should become more prominent with age.  Yes, I would not hesitiate to aly a few bottles down for 5 to 10 years and it should develop nicely.