We understand that not everyone wants to pay an arm and a leg for quality Bordeaux. Neither do we! That’s why we are excited to share with you these direct imports that just arrived at the shop. Working directly with the producers not only secured our spot as being one of the exclusive stores in the nation to carry these wines, but it cut out the middleman allowing us to offer these wines to you at a fraction of what they would traditionally be priced at.
After tasting through roughly 20 different wines, we narrowed it down to these four that we not only believe offer great quality, but truly reflect the terroir and region they hail from. What makes this offer even better is that a majority of the wines are either 2015 or 2016 vintages, two of the best in Bordeaux in the last decade with critics highly noting the similarities to the stellar back to back vintages of ’09 and ’10. We wouldn’t wait to scoop up these wines if we were you.
Wonderful Value Under $20!
2015 Chateau des Gravettes
Graves, Grand Vin de Bordeaux
From the region of Graves comes this well balanced and expressive wine all for under $20! Intense aromas of plum, licorice, and sweet spice lead into a dry palate with plenty of earth and spice on the long lingering finish. A signifier of the region is a stony note that is imparted into the wine due to the gravelly soil, a note that shines through in this well-done effort by Chateau des Gravettes.
Inexpensive and Tasty!
2018 Chateau des Trois Tours
A fruity bouquet of candied cherry and blackcurrants makes way for jammy strawberry flavors and welcoming notes of earth and spice. Velvety texture and a smooth dry finish close out this ready to drink Bordeaux. A good buy for those looking for an inexpensive but tasty red!
Great Buy for Avid Bordeaux Drinkers!
2015 La Petite Tour de Bessan
Margaux, Grand Vin de Bordeaux
From the second label of Marie Lurton's respected Chateau Tour de Bessan comes this younger vine blend of Merlot and Cabernet. A serious wine, La Petite Tour de Bessan exhibits the elegance and floral notes that Margaux is highly regarded for. Rich and intense with nice restraint, this Bordeaux offers delectable notes of red berries, licorice, and violets on both the nose and palate.
Sustainably Farmed Drink Now Red!
2016 Chateau Fontaine L’Aubier
Medoc, Grand Vin de Bordeaux
A family-run winery for over a century, Chateau L'Inclassable produces this approachable second label Bordeaux through sustainable farming practices. Medium-bodied, this red has some power behind it with black fruit aromas and flavors, solid structure, and excellent drinkability right out the bottle.