Bordeaux: Time to stock up
If you’re in the market for Bordeaux, “leave the pricey stuff to the collectors,” said Dave McIntyre in The Washington Post. Because 2015 and 2016 were both great vintages, excellent petit-château wines are available under $15, and all of us should be stocking up now and enjoying them over the next several years: “That’s the beauty of vintage.”
2016 Château La Mothe du Barry Bordeaux Superieur ($14). “Deep, rich, and minerally,” this wine “tastes more expensive than it is.” It’s great with steaks, roasts, or anything from the grill.
2015 Château Moulinat ($14). This lovely, lively wine offers “the textbook aromas and flavors of Bordeaux: black currant, plums, and pencil shavings.”
2016 Château Pied d’Argent Bellevue Cuvée Réservée ($12). Here’s another “enchanting” value, with “bright flavors of Bing cherry and blackberry.”