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FOCUS: BORDEAUX $30 OR LESS
88 | Château Landat

$28

2012 Haut-Médoc (Best Buy) ^ A simple, oldfashioned claret, this wine's black-cherry flavors carry a fair amount of Brett, adding to
the astringency but not diminishing the juiciness of the fruit. It feels cool and taut, with
bitter chocolate tannins to match flank steak. §
Saranty Imports, Harrison, NY

BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR
225016

89 | Château Jean Faux

$28

2014 Bordeaux Supérieur (Best Buy) ^ Pascal Collette, a former barrel broker, has
been working with Stéphane Derenoncourt
on developing this property in Sainte Radigonde, a south- and southwest-facing hillside
of clay and limestone soils that he purchased
in 2002. The vineyard is 80 percent merlot
and 20 percent cabernet franc, producing a
soft red with blueberry and strawberry fruit
and cushioned, pencil lead-scented tannins.
It's clean and elegant enough to serve with
pan-seared fish in a red wine sauce. § Field
Blend Selections, NY
225002

89 | Château Massereau

$25

2006 Bordeaux Supérieur Cuvée K (Best
Buy) ^ Jean-François Chaigneau and his family
acquired this 16th-century château in Barsac
in 2000. He farms it without herbicides and
makes the wine without any additions other
than a small amount of sulfur. This blend is
one-quarter each of cabernets franc and sauvignon, with a little more merlot and a little
less petit verdot. It's fully mature, elegant in
its silken texture, offering a lot of pleasure
in its delicate weight. § Fruit of the Vine, Long
Island City, NY
224999

88 | Château Coulogne

$16

2014 Bordeaux Supérieur Hommage Malbec (Best Buy) ^ Nicolas Roux makes this from
100 percent malbec, maintaining the sélection massale his grandfather tended, and
working toward Ecocert certification for
the vines. The vineyard is in Mourens, not
far from Cadillac, southeast of Bordeaux. It
grows a wine that's generous and mellow,
varietally true without being aggressively
fruity. The flavors are youthfully bright, red
plum and pomegranate, with herbal detail
in their silky tannins. § BNP Distributing, NY
223992

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88 | Château Montet

$23

2014 Bordeaux Supérieur Cuvée Prestige
Oak Aged (Best Buy) ^ Bright, tangy cherry
flavors are grounded by chewy grape-skin
tannins in this red. It's a pretty serious Bordeaux Supérieur, with a rich, supple texture
that only gets more intriguing with a day of
air. Decant it if you open it now, for skirt
steak. § Saranty Imports, Harrison, NY
225021

87 | Château Les Gravières
de la Brandille
$16

2014 Bordeaux Supérieur (Best Buy) ^ Sweet
oak carries this merlot-dominant wine, taking its red cherry fruit in the direction of
vanilla and caramel. The rich tannins and
fresh fruit will stand up to steak with a marrow sauce. § David Bowler Wines, NY

BORDEAUX
223529

85 | Les Hauts de Lagarde

$13

2015 Bordeaux (Best Buy) ^ Fat strawberry
flavors fill this simple merlot-based blend,
then it lasts on tart cassis scents. This is broad
and loose, an organically farmed red to serve
slightly chilled with roast beef. § Natural Merchants, Grants Pass, OR n


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