Côtes De Bourg, Côtes De Bordeaux

Château Brulesécaille

Côtes de Bourg Blanc Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2011

2018 vintage. Intriguingly the back label states 75% Sauvignon doré (never heard of that so will have to do some research) and 25% Sauvignon Gris. Vinified and aged in wood (with 25% new barriques). Aromatic, with bright fruit and perfectly integrated oak. Great value at 9,5 euros. — 13 days ago

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Château Puy-Galland

Francs Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Intensely spicy dark cherry nose with hints of purple flowers and dark chocolate. Dark jammy plum and black fruit flavors with notes of tobacco and dark chocolate. Deep red/purple color. Big tannins and a pleasantly tart and peppery finish. — 9 days ago

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Château Bel Air la Royère

Fig.10 Malbec 2018

2018 vintage. Small production of pure Malbec by one of Blaye's top producers, Château Bel-Air La Royère. Deep purplish colour. Intense perfume with the typical Malbec violets much more pronounced than in the 2017. Layers of ripe black fruit, fresh acidity and a long spicy finish. A showcase for the potential of Malbec in Blaye (and Bourg). Highly recommended if you are lucky enough to find a bottle. — 21 days ago

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Château L'Esperance

Cuvée trois Frères Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

2010 vintage. Another golden oldie from Blaye. Solid deep red colour with orange rim. Cedar and strawberry. Good concentration and structure, drinking perfectly now but will hold in a good cellar. Good length with some spiciness. Very good indeed and terrific value. — 23 days ago

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Château Falfas

Le Chevalier Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Ароматика красных и черных ягод, смородина, брусника, малина, голубика.
Танины ощущаемые, очень приятные. Немного сушит.
Вкус ягодный, очень много графита, немного крови, полынь, сайган-дайля. Со временем появились сырые грибы. Сухость стала интереснее.

Бордо которое нравится и мне и понравится родителям.

Выпил бы один в тяжелый вечер.
Но и выпил бы с родителями, понравилось бы и маме, и Денису, может папе. Точно Паше понравится.
— 6 days ago

Clos Les Lunelles

Côtes de Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Pretty decent drinking Bordeaux that has continued to develop showing black fruits, graphite, menthol, licorice, sweet & savory spices with tobacco notes — 9 days ago

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Château Gros Moulin

Je Suis Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

"Je Suis" is a special selection from Château Gros Moulin in Côtes de Bourg. Atypical blend for the region with 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot. 2014 vintage. Beautiful nose ripe dark cherries, blackberries, flowers and cedar. Profound and elegant. The 100% new oak for 24 months is perfectly integrated. Very attractive already, but this will age gracefully for at least 10 to 20 years. Excellent. — a month ago

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Côtes de Bordeaux Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Alex Lallos

Another bottle. Still great! Can’t think of a better house red. Freaking delicious for around $30. Has pedigree. Will go with a steak. Very serious wine but also worthy of a mindless 7pm Monday evening — 2 days ago

Andrew, Ruud and 12 others liked this

Château Les Grands Maréchaux

Cru Bourgeois Premières Côtes de Blaye Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

This was the mystery wine at the Downs Club Committee dinner on Wednesday night and I was a long way from picking it. I don’t want this to sound snooty but I rarely drink Cotes de Bordeaux and on this showing I should be. Merlot dominant medium bodied with red fruits, a touch of tobacco and grainy tannins. Incredible QPR - can be bought for $30 in Australia. — 6 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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A lot to be discovered, Bob, especially in Côtes de Castillon 👍
Bob McDonald

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Thanks Peter. I must get to the wines of these areas.

Château Les Jonqueyres

Côtes de Blaye Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

2016 vintage. 50/50 Malbec Merlot blend. Intense perfume of violets and black fruits. Powerful, profound and very long. Excellent. — 9 days ago

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