Bordeaux: Articles on France's Bordeaux Wine Region

2009 Château Nairac, France, Bordeaux, Barsac - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

What a nice way to end a meal.  This is drinking great right now.  Deep golden in color.  The nose has honey, apricots and a floral note.  Really pretty.  It is sweet and b

1996 Château Cos d'Estournel, France, Bordeaux, St. Estèphe - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
97

This is fantastic.  This is quite open and soft and semmingly at or near peak.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose is very good with cassis, pencil lead, soy sauce, dust and a bit of ci

2005 La Mondotte, France, Bordeaux, Saint Emilion - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

This had been decanted for a bit.  Purple in color.  Great nose.  Just gorgeous.  Tobacco, dark cherries and spice.  A hint of funk.  On the palate, nice acidity.&nbsp

2000 Château Bellefont-Belcier, France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This wins is at peak right now.  As good as it gets.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has cherries, cassis and leather.  Complex.  Layers of fruit, earth and funk on the pa

2010 Château Gaudin, France, Bordeaux, Pauillac - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Very nice wine that is slowly getting to peak but not there yet.  Purple in color.  The nose has cassis, pencil lead and spice.  On the palate, this is tannic.  Tight but unwind

2014 Clos Margalaine, France, Bordeaux, Margaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87

Another nice Bordeaux.  The retsail price is, however, $50.  Hopefully, it can be found for less.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has cassis, cherries, slight barnyard and a fa

2014 Clos Des Menuts, France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87

Purple/ruby in color.  The nose has cigar and cherries.  Penty of tannins.  The fruit seems a bit under ripe.  Some people like that style of Bordeaux but it was borderline with

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 f

2000 Château Gruaud Larose, France, Bordeaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Opened and allowed to breathe for 10 hours, decanted for sediment and served.  That seemed to be about the right amount of air.  This was drinking well but still has years left of course.

2011 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, France, Bordeaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

A nice wine considering the vintage.  Purple in color.  The nose has nice cassis, slight tobacco and slight bell pepper.  On the palate, this is medium bodied with good cassis fruit.

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