Wine Tasting, August 28, 2021; Affordable Bordeaux

                     Affordable Bordeaux

2019 Clarendelle Blanc
Bordeaux / France
62% Semillon, 28% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscadelle
Inspired by the great Pessac wines of Haut-Brion, the 2019 Clarendelle Blanc offers aromas and flavors of honey, spring flowers and ripe citrus all wrapped in a full, waxy texture.
2020 La Rame Rosé
On sale for $17.99
Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, Bordeaux / France
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
Sourced from a single parcel of 30 year-old vines, La Rame’s rosé cuvee is relatively new to the property’s portfolio. Tangy cranberry fruit and fresh herb characters inform this mid-weight offering making it an excellent match for poultry or pork. 
2008 Lanessan Rouge
On sale for $29.99
Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux / France
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40%Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
Chateau Lanessan is located just south of the Saint-Julien commune on the left bank of the Gironde estuary and has been in the same family’s hands for eight generations, a relative rarity in the region.
2017 Petit-Freylon Rouge “Cuvee Sarah”
On sale for $14.99
Saint-Genis-du-Bois, Bordeaux / France
70% Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
Petit Freylon’s expressive fruit is particularly bright on the nose, emphasizing currants and blackberry. The palate is pleasingly full with cherry and cedar embellished by wood in scale.
2015 Haut Mondesir
Côtes de Bourg, Bordeaux / France
90% Merlot, 10% Malbec
Ripe and refined, the Haut Mondesir is brimming with aromas and flavors of plums and damp earth. The relatively youthful tannins present offer dimension and textural interest.
2017 Haut-Segottes
Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux / France
~60% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Classy and understated, the 2017 Haut-Segottes offers a more delicate take on the Saint-Emilion appellation. The Cabernet Franc component provides spice and spine to the wine’s relatively round Merlot character.