Côtes De Blaye, Côtes De Bordeaux

Château Cap Saint-Martin

Le Cabernet d'en Face Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Vintage 2016 | This wine developed itself fine with a few years cellar. Expressive cassis, decanted three hours, afterwards very good drinking with a good structure. Pierre Ardoin - a oenologist at the Bordeaux university - makes this wine with a wink to its more reputed colleague vintners on the other side of the Gironde river. | paired with bbq, incredible good p/q. — 4 days ago

Daniel, Romain and 9 others liked this

Château Peybonhomme-les Tours

Quintessence de Peybonhomme Blaye Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

What a value. Biodynamic Bordeaux from an unheralded part of the region. Dense, velvety, cassis, dark cherry and raspberry, cacao, earth, dried leaves/tobacco — a month ago

Ceccherini, Peter and 11 others liked this

Château Les Graves de Viaud

Origine Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Nice raspberry and cherry notes with cola and smooth oak notes. — 8 days ago

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Château Joanin Bécot

Côtes de Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

It’s time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

On the nose black plums, currants, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, black pepper, herbs, tobacco leaf, earth and light forest floor.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with currants, black plums, cherries, tobacco, oak, green vegetables, chocolates, earth, herbs and black pepper.

Medium on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a tasty Merlot blend from Bordeaux. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel.

I had this vintage a couple of years ago, and it is drinking much better now.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 90 minutes of airtime.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 16 months in (60% new) French Oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$30.
— 5 days ago

Daniel, Daniel P. and 15 others liked this

Château Puygueraud

Cuvée George Côtes de Francs 2015

Nose: blueberry, cacao, dried herbs like bay. Smells good.

Taste: Medium weight +. Spices and black cherry, bitter chocolate on the finish. “Balanced.” Solid 90.
— 18 days ago

Dawn, Bob and 1 other liked this

Château Le Puy

Emilien Expression Originale du Terroir Francs Côtes De Bordeaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Soft, plush, and very pure…cherry, spices, dark chocolate. Some initial funk that blows off. Tannins softened, this is drinking very well right now. — a month ago

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Peter, Adriana and 14 others liked this

Château du Grand Barrail

La Révélation Des Vignobles Denis Lafon Premières Côtes de Blaye Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Vintage 2000 | A gem from a little visited part of the cellar. Beautiful tertiairy smell: autumn forrest and impression of truffle. Velvety taste, a Point. I love this right bank cuvée from du Grand Barrail, 100% Merlot. Paired with Liege Salad. — 22 days ago

romo, Daniel P. and 17 others liked this

Château d'Aiguilhe Querre

Côtes de Castillon Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Wow. Intensely fruity on the nose. Raspberry coulis. Then on the palate more intense raspberry, pomegranate, cranberry, black currant, plum.. A little coffee at the end. Medium bodied, I think. Gentle tannins. Great depth, balance. Superb. And I think this was less than $30. Best part of my day right here. — 11 days ago

Romain liked this