Domaine Des Côtes Blanches

Château Le Grand Moulin

Collection Grande Réserve Blaye Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

2018 vintage. Another spectacular value from the Côtes de Bordeaux, this time from Blaye. From 79 hectares of vines on sandy gravel soils. A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet sauvignon and 5% Malbec. Again I feel sorry for owner Jean François Reaud that he has to sell such a good wine at silly prices (4,95 euro consumer price!). Even at twice the price it would be great value. Subtle nose with ripe black (blueberries, cassis) and red fruits (raspberry) with a subtle floral touch. The taste is amazingly elegant, the fruit is fresh and crisp, with a good soft tannic backbone, some complexity, moderate alcohol (abv. 13%) and very good length. Extraordinary value. Vignobles Gabriel & co. — 4 days ago

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Maison de la Chapelle

Les Batardes Irancy Pinot Noir 2018

Cedar and ripe sweet cherries on the nose. Medium bodied, rich fruit, soft but grippy tannins and nice acidic lift. — 7 days ago

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Jean Bourdy

Côtes du Jura Poulsard Blend 2018

Notes of sweet juicy cherries, elderflower, and ripe blueberries, graphite, mushroom, and forest floor with hints of clay, leather shop, and powdered sugar in the bouquet. Light-bodied maroon red with sharp tannins with tart cherry, plum, cranberry notes and a strong white tea tannins lingering on the finish. Tannins slightly chalky; needs good decanting. Fun and interesting value to try. — 6 days ago

Château Rocher Bellevue

Côtes de Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

2017 vintage. The Côtes de Bordeaux is a fantastic playground for value seekers and this Castillon is no exception. To be honest I feel sorry for owner Patricia Aroldi that she has to sell a biodynamical wine of this quality at such a low price (4,95 euro consumer price, I kid you not!). A blend of 86% merlot and 14% cabernet franc. Bright red fruit and flowers in the nose. Good fruit concentration and ripe tannin structure with vibrant acidity and more than decent length. Very easy to drink now, but this should age well for a few years. Highly recommended. Abv. 13%. Vignobles Gabriel & co. — 5 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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I agree Stefan, wrong distribution channel 🤨
Stefan Dolhain

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It just shows that it is not that easy to sell lesser known Bordeaux regions. And contrary to the image, Bordeaux produces some of the greatest values in the world.
Peter van den Besselaar

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It must be frustrating if you want to invest in making quality wine that there are price barriers linked to the place/region

Domaine Guy Mousset

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2019

Color of different shades of dull purple. A little bit cloudy. Nose of dried strawberry, fermented cabbage, nice cherry jam, a bit raspberry, some spices, hint of oak, young and a bit mineral Pinot noir like. Taste of good acidity, a bit sweet, oak, good tannins, some flowering notes, fruits like raspberry, grapes, and fresh berries, earthy mineral, a bit peppery, and indeed more fresh raspberry. Aftertaste is also savory and shows a bit more zest and black pepper, just a bit short. — 10 days ago

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Bastide Miraflors

Cotes Catalanes Vieilles Vignes Syrah-Grenache Blend 2017

I always enjoy this wine.. fantastic QPR! Smooth..no alcohol burn! Dark cocoa..dark berries..earth...mild tobacco and baking spices — 4 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Lovely! 🍷
Jan A

Jan A

Totally agree, the 2016 is peaking right now
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Jan A @Trixie 🤗👍🙏

Château d'Aiguilhe Querre

Comtes de Neipperg Côtes de Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

Here’s to exploring the Côtes de Bordeaux! Enjoying this lovely, food-friendly, Merlot-focused wine with luscious plummy fruit aromas, supple tannins, and cedar / vanilla notes from Chateau d’Aiguilhe, Appellation Castillon.

Vintage 2017. ABV 14%.
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Domaine de l'Enchantoir

Terres Blanches Saumur Chenin Blanc 2018

Excellent bottle. Sweet ripe pear, tangerine, honey, and chalk. Zippy acid, m+ body with a waxy mouthfeel. I could drink this every day. — 4 days ago

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Domaine de l'Horizon

L'Esprit de l'Horizon Blanc Macabeo Blend 2016

Finessed, on the lighter side. Pretty floral aromatics & elegantly textured. Macabeo & Muscat, with some tart citrus notes on the back of the palate. It has that herbal character which is unmistakably Macabeo (Viura) one finds in many white Rioja wines. — 5 days ago

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E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône White Rhone Blend 2018

Aromatic notes of pear and some citrus. An unctuous fruit driven palate - low acid, medium plus intensity. An absolute mouthful of flavour for under $25 - great QPR. Based heavily on Viognier apparently with some Roussanne and a tiny amount of Grenache Blanc. Jeb Dunnuck said like a “mini Condrieu “. I should have bought a dozen not half a dozen. — 14 days ago

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