Over the past year I’ve reviewed a few different Bordeaux wines, a category that generally isn’t on the list of “cheap” wines. But they do offer some good values and it’s possible to find some tasty ones for under $20.
This particular one is a little over the $20 price target. I tasted it without knowing the price and fell I loved it. And although it’s a little more pricey than the typical wines I write about, some shoppers might still consider this one a good value.
This wine comes from Château Beauséjour, on the left bank of Dordogne River, in a small village named Montagne just north of Saint Émilion. The wine is comprised of 75% merlot and 25% cabernet franc.
The nose is loaded with rich and powerful aromas like cherry, tobacco, coffee, leather and blackberry. The flavors are quite rich too, offering dense cherry, black currant, blackberry, chocolate and spice. There’s a ton going on this wine and it’s all balanced and delicious. The mouthfeel is fairly rich too and the acidity is good. The finish is fairly long with lingering spicy berry flavors. This wine is very nice.
Wine: Château Beausejour
Varieties: 75% merlot, 25% cabernet franc
Average price: $28.00
Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.
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