Wednesday, November 19, 2014

#BordeauxLife BORDEAUX WINES Bordeaux Under One Roof Part 2

Industria Studios, NYC

Well structured, fruity-polished finishes and accessibly priced-those other Bordeaux reds surprised us with the numerous selections available….and the Bordeaux whites: dry/complex to-intense fruity and rich-to be enjoyed NOW or sophisticated 'sweets' = universally wonderful change from the too too oak heavy offerings from the Left Coast.

Jean de Nodet, 2011 red $11.00 merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc AOC/AOP Bordeaux
Jean Médeville et Fils, 2012 dry white, $15.00 sauvignon, sémillon, muscadelle AOC/AOP Bordeaux

Château Mazeris, 2010 red merlot, cabernet franc $25.00 AOC/AOP Canon-Fronsac-aged in oak barrels adds to complexity

Château Ferrande, 2012 dry white, $24.99 sauvignon blanc, semillon, sauvignon gris AOC/AOP Graves

Léo de La Gaffelière, 2011 red $18.99 merlot, cabernet franc, AOC/AOP Saint-Emilion

Château Fleur de Lisse, 2011 red $20.00 merlot, cabernet franc, AOC/AOP Saint -Emilion

Château Sainte Colombe, 2006 red $15.99 merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon AOC/AOP Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 

Tasty- party crowds price friendly-Château Chaubinet, 2013 dry white $12.99 -100% sauvignon blanc AOC/AOP Bordeaux

Michel Lynch  2013, Bordeaux Blanc $10.99 sauvignon blanc, semillon AOC/AOP Bordeaux-by same winemaker as Château-Lynch-Bages 
Château Villa Bel Air, 2012 dry white $22.99 sauvignon blanc, sémillon AOC/AOP Graves--

talk about a great hostess gift-from Château Magondeau, 2009 red $17.00 regular bottle(!) 100% merlot AOC/AOP Fronsac

Château Viaud-Lalande, 2010 red $27.00 100% merlot-organic/sustainably made AOC/AOP Lalande-de-Pomerol. Delicate tannins-aged in oak -dense fruit finish. Loved this.

Château de Reignac, 2009 red $34.00 merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc AOC/AOP Bordeaux supérieur 

Château Rousset-Caillau, Cuvée Jean 2010 red 100% cabernet sauvignon $20.00 AOC/AOP Bordeaux

TOP PICK! Lafite  Réserve Spéciale, 2012 from Les Domaines Baron De Rothschild (Lafite) deep intense color, aromatic berry nose full bodied with well balanced tannins -fresh and fruity=good deal. $41.99  AOC/AOP Saint-Emilion. We also tried the delish  Lafite  Réserve Spéciale, Pauillac 2011$51.99 classic power elegant wine, hints of spices-dense with a long fresh finish
Dame de Coeur du Château Peyfaures, 2010 red 100% merlot $30.00 AOC/AOP Bordeaux supérieur  

on the right-lovely-Château de Cérons, 2011 sweet white $36.00 sémillon, sauvignon blanc, muscadelle AOC/AOP Cérons…as an aperitif too.

on the right-Château Olivier Grand Cru Classé de Graves, 2008 red -cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc AOC/AOP Pessac-Léognan on left Château Olivier Grand Cru Classé de Graves, 2009 white sauvignon blanc, sémillon, muscadelle AOC/AOP Pessac-Léognan
Château Carbonnieux Grand Cru Classé de Graves, 2011 white $20.00 sauvignon blanc, sémillon AOC/AOP Pessac-Léognan
From rich chocolates-Michel Cluizel and palate pleasing French cheeses- we tried ALL