Bordeaux: Articles on France's Bordeaux Wine Region

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.

2006 Château Clinet, France, Bordeaux, Pomerol - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
86

Well, this was disappointing.  Sometimes Bordeaux's can go thru a dumb phase and sometimes that is just an excuse.  Watched over a couple of days with no improvement.  It wasn't bad,

010 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix), France, Bordeaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

Purple in color.  The nose is pretty tight at first but opend to show cassis, slight cedar and a bit of spice.  On the palate, nice black cherry fruit with some baking spice.  Good f

2010 Château Rauzan-Gassies "Gassies", France, Bordeaux, Margaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This is the second wine of Rauza-Gassies.  Very nice showing for this.  Purple in color.  A very pretty noce of cassis, dark cherries, and baking spice.  On the palate, slightly

2010 Château Fleur Cardinale, France, Bordeaux, St. Emillion - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96

Great showing for this wine.  It needs some time to develop but not as much as many of the better 2010's I have tasted.  Purple in color.  The nose has nice dark cherries but this al

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