Côtes De Bordeaux, Bordeaux

l'Hêtre

Côtes de Bordeaux Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Very dark rubi robe, nose of blackcurrant, dark cherries, and some clover and spices. Very much delicious with mature but fresh merlot and a bit of cab on the blend. Fresh, balanced and rich like the vintage. Cool stuff. Incredible value for the quality you get. Buy what you can, this will go up once folks discover it. — a month ago

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Agreed. Scored it a 9.2 recently. Jump on it!

Château d'Aiguilhe Querre

Comtes von Neipperg Côtes de Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

2015 vintage. A whiff of the exotic in the nose but not translating to the finish just yet. Really nice medium-body now. Supple but not much concentration on the finish currently. I fear I may have hit this 3-4 years too early. — 18 days ago

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Chateau Peymelon

Cru Bourgeois Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 2009

The aged. 2009 was a good year for me I think… Color is showing the aging. Bit rust in the beet root red. Smells like old paper, wet outside stuff, and tobacco (or maybe ganja). And dried cherry fruits. Flavors are gamey, and it has a fireside feel. Toasted and roasted. And rusty iron too. Very ripe strawberries meets a croissant. Balance is nice. Plenty of tannin on the way out. This is what I think of as the way a Bordeaux blend tastes after some time mellowing in its own juices. Elegant, classy and covered in a lovely patina of rusty velvet. — 17 days ago

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Chateau D'Aiguilhe

Côtes de Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Top value Bordeaux and pop n pour to top it off; will impress anyone, trust me. It’s got bruised plum, chocolate, oak, medium alcohol, medium tannings, and medium plus body with a hearty finish. Very balanced wine. — 10 days ago

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Serres Ranch

Bordeaux-Style Malbec Blend 2017

Dark ruby in color, almost Inky, with a short reddish rim.

Very unique nose of black currants, black plums, red cherries, cranberries, spices, light oak, licorice, vanilla, green pepper, cardamom, dark coffee and tobacco.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, black plums, blueberries, light wood, earth, spices, tobacco leaf, chocolates and peppercorn.

Nice tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very interesting Malbec blend from Sonoma. Fruit forward and elegant. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel. Tangy, and a good food wine. Alcohol is nicely integrated, so watch yourself.

The nose is very interesting, which was a nice surprise, once it opened up. Better after 90 minutes in the decanter.

This 4 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years. Would be nice to revisit it then.

I paired it with a fatty Brie cheese and crackers.

A blend of 46% Malbec, 30% Petit Verdot and 24% Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes were aged separately for 3 years in French oak barrels.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$65.
— 2 days ago

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Nicolas Thienpont

Chateau La Prade Côtes de Francs Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Easy drinking Bordeaux that went great with our French food, from Escargot and Duck Confit Tacos, to Chicken Dijonnaise and Scallops. It felt lighter and brighter with notes of plum and dark berries, tannins softened by acidity, slight earth with a chocolate finish. — 14 days ago

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Château Rouselle

Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend

2010 Prestige. A blend of Merlot(85%), Malbec (10%)and Cabernet Franc (5%). Another great wine from this estate. Aged in 100% new oak, which is more often than not a red flag to me, but this wine takes it incredibly well. Solid colour, looks younger than its age. Still a lot of (black) fruit, balancing acidity and powerful ripe tannin. Well-integrated alcohol (14,5% abv.). Long minty finish. Vincent Lemaire is a great winemaker (and a bit of an "enfant terrible" with strong opinions) and I feel fortunate to discover these older vintages. Highly recommended. — 19 days ago

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Château Haut la Valette

Cuvée Caractère Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Costco wood box, great value. Tight at first, best to decant and let it breathe. Dark cherry, ripe plum, currants, black pepper, violet, and cedar box. Fairly complex for this price point. — 14 days ago

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l'Hêtre

La Raison d'​Hêtre Côtes de Bordeaux Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

2017 vintage. Slightly leaner than the 2016. Still affords plenty of plushy, front-loaded mouthfeel and powdery tannins on the finish with dark fruits piling into the back of the vehicle. For < $20, you could do a lot worse. — a month ago

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Château Doisy-Védrines

Sauternes Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2014

Shay A
9.3

This was a bottle that was Coravined about 6+ months ago with about 3/4 remaining. Although young, I’ve always been a bit conservative when it comes to Coravined bottles and their freshness. Great sweet wine to pair with Thanksgiving food.

My first experience with Doisy-Vedrines, having only had Doisy-Daene previously. Would love to do a side by side. Tropically exotic and rich. Botrytis to the core. Pineapple upside down cake on the nose with honeyed apricots and orange marmalade. Viscous and totally giving on the palate with yellow fruit and and sweet spices. There’s not that honey roasted cashew profile I get with my favorite Sauternes, but this is a delicious and easy going wine that sports a great QPR. Room for improvement. (Also, this is evidently Barsac but labeled as Sauternes).
— 11 hours ago

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Sounds delicious!
Jody Scharf

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Strong 💪 like bull 🐂