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Gonet-Médeville Cru Monplaisir Bordeaux Supérieur 2015

This wine is a very good Bordeaux Supérieur, with the vineyard sitting just outside of Margaux. From the excellent 2015 vintage, it’s a merlot dominant blend of 75% merlot, 20% cabernet sauvignon and 5% cabernet franc. Generous in style, the wine opens to aromas of plums and red fruits. The palate is medium bodied, fleshy…Continue readingGonet-Médeville Cru Monplaisir Bordeaux Supérieur 2015

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Château Montrevel Bordeaux Supérieur 2014

This is a very smart Bordeaux Supérieur from Château Montrevel, which is part of Domaine Serisier. 100% merlot with fruit grown in Cadillac en Fronsadais near Libourne on Bordeaux’s right bank, this wine has restrained and savoury aromas of redcurrants and dried fruit. Resembling a Saint-Èmilion in style, the palate is medium bodied, with well…Continue readingChâteau Montrevel Bordeaux Supérieur 2014

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Château Meillac Bordeaux 2012

Château Meillac is situated in Fronsac, and the 2012 vintage is a merlot dominant blend, together with some cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon.  The proportions are 85%, 12% and 3% respectively.  In the glass, it presents a very typical of Bordeaux from with merlot driven red berry and redcurrant aromatics.  The palate is well balanced,…Continue readingChâteau Meillac Bordeaux 2012

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Château Meillac La Romane 2009

This is a very good wine from Château Meillac in Bordeaux.  It’s labelled as a Bordeaux Supérieur and is from the outstanding 2009 vintage in Bordeaux.  A merlot dominant blend from the Fronsadais region near Libourne and Saint-Émilion on the right bank in Bordeaux, it has aromatics of earth, spice, plums, blackcurrant and tobacco.  The…Continue readingChâteau Meillac La Romane 2009

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Le Bout du Monde Bordeaux Supérieur 2012

Source: http://www.serisier.co.uk Le Bout du Monde is the collaboration of Richard Serisier and Stéphane Renié of Domaine Serisier.  The vineyard is situated on Bordeaux’s right bank, overlooking the Dordogne river on limestone (argilo-calcaire) soils.  The 2012 vintage here is made from 100% merlot, relatively unusual for the region.  As is usual however with Richard’s selections,…Continue readingLe Bout du Monde Bordeaux Supérieur 2012

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Pezat Bordeaux Supérieur 2011

Pezat is a blend of 85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc and is produced by Chateau Teyssier, which is a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru.  The Pezat from the 2011 vintage has a certain elegance and class to it.  It has aromatics of bright blackcurrant, cedar and juicy blackberry.  The palate has some deli meat and leather…Continue readingPezat Bordeaux Supérieur 2011

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Chateau Meillac 2011

I taste a lot of Bordeaux and I think this wine is a particularly good find for its price.  It’s a blend of 85% merlot and 12% cabernet franc, with some cabernet sauvignon filling it out (3%) from the region of Fronsac to the west of Pomerol.  It has attractive aromatics of blackcurrant, leather and…Continue readingChateau Meillac 2011

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Chateau Labatut 2009

Regrettably, given my passion for the wines of Bordeaux, cheap Bordeaux wine can from time to time in my opinion and experience provide some very poor drinking.  This particular wine is an example. A blend of 40% cabernet franc, 35% merlot and 25% cabernet sauvignon it hails from the stunning 2009 vintage, yet it fails…Continue readingChateau Labatut 2009