Great Value Bordeaux

10 Chateaux punching above their pay grade

 


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.

Château la Vieille Cure Fronsac 2004
Château la Vieille Cure is one of the super-stars of value Bordeaux, always producing wines that deliver the depth and complexity of fine Bordeaux at very friendly pricing.
Starting at $24.99.

Château Marjosse 2005
Château Marjosse is a new breed of Bordeaux: fruit-driven and more approachable in its youth. From the spectacular 2005 vintage, this wine, coming from a region better known for white (Entre-Deux-Mers), shows the profound impact of its recent renovation.
Starting at $15.99.

Chateau Picque Caillou Pessac-Leognan 2006
Picque Caillou, or "little pebble," has always been a favorite of those seeking out classic affordable claret. These are wines that may not wow you with their size but are complex, elegant, and exceptionally food-friendly.
Starting at $20.99.

Chateau Haut-Surget Lalande-de-Pomerol 2007
Lalande-de-Pomerol is a great region for value Bordeaux and Château Haut-Surget always delivers great value. Deeply fruited and yet classically structured, it's a wine that brings a smile to any Bordeaux lover's face.
Starting at $19.99.

Château Poujeaux 2008
Moulis is not the most famous appellation in Bordeaux but Château Poujeaux has gained acclaim for its always reliable, age-worthy, classic style. In some vintages these wines can become fairly expensive, but they are always great deals on release.
Starting at $25.

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