10 Value Bordeaux

Chateaux punching above their pay grade


Looking for values in Bordeaux? Look no more. Here are 10 great Châteaux that punch above their pay grade. Each of these wines is available today, but I wouldn't hesitate in opting for another vintage for any of these properties. They deliver consistent value expressive of their respective vintages.

Château Simard St.-Émilion 1999

Simard releases its wines later than any other Château, ensuring the wines have been held under proper conditions and allowing you to easily experience the character of mature Bordeaux.

Starting at $21.99.

Château Malescasse Haut Medoc 2000

2000 was an exceptional vintage and finding a bottle at a reasonable price is a real treat. Château Malescasse produces rather sturdy wines but the richness of 2000 has made this a real bargain.

Starting at $19.

Château Caronne-Ste.-Gemme Haut-Médoc 2001

2001 produced classic Bordeaux. These are wines that have truly developed in the model and are now showing at their best.

Starting at $17.99.

Château Cantemerle Haut-Médoc 2002

Located to the south of the famous Margaux appellation, the classed growth estate Cantemerle produces wines that share the elegance and freshness of many more expensive wines.

Starting at $26.99.

Château Lyonnat Lussac St.-Émilion 2003

Château Lyonnat produces classic wines from St.-Émilion: approachable yet classically structured, with fruit that is particulary lush in the 2003 vintage.

Starting at $17.99.

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  • Snooth User: bbain
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    It's too bad that this list ca't be printed on one page so I could take it to the wine shop with me!!

    Dec 09, 2010 at 1:41 PM

  • bbain: OMG - copy and paste into a document! Duh!

    Dec 09, 2010 at 2:20 PM

  • Snooth User: dc27
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    bbain: "I totaly agree with your concept. Cut & paste, blah! Make it presentable and worth keeping."

    Read more: http://www.snooth.com/profiles/bbai...

    Dec 09, 2010 at 3:46 PM

  • Snooth User: McMon30
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    The assessment on Bordeaux is right on the money. However that is why you have a cellar to put a few away and see if they do come up to the mark in time. There are many wines on the market that are great with food and it is all the more fun trying new varietials and makers to see if you can find a new star.
    There are many new wine makers in every country that have a gift.
    Spain, Australia and New Zealand have developed out of sight - try a trip to sample those off the radar it is well worth the experience.

    Dec 09, 2010 at 6:49 PM

  • Snooth User: Catherine Gin
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    bbain and dc27, you can now find this slideshow in a one-page format at http://www.snooth.com/articles/wine... or by clicking on the link to "Great Value Bordeaux" in the final slide. Print and enjoy!

    Dec 09, 2010 at 7:23 PM

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