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Bordeaux?

Postby todd » Tue May 27, 2008 8:59 pm

Whisk, or anyone else, any good deals on Bordeaux?
I thought with the weak dollar and all, there may be some great buys.
$25-30?
Thanks, Todd.
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Postby James Norton » Wed May 28, 2008 3:24 am

With the weak dollar, in fact Bordeaux prices are going up. 2005 is being toted as a great vintage, and while the wines are still young they are showing great potential.

Good vintage + Crap Dollar = Higher European wine prices

Some of the petite chateau Bordeaux's are some of the best values on the market for wine. My favorite right now is Chateau Lyonatt. What I recomend is finding a local wine shop that does tastings. Find a few wines you like, then find out who imports them. Then buy other properties from that importer. There are a ton of Bordeaux producers, and the importers (well...at least the good ones) find out great wines.

I like the wines that Patrick Will of ExCellars represents. He doesn't sell the HUGE names (Rothschiled..et al) but all those wines are horrifically overpriced anyways.

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Postby zoomzoom » Wed May 28, 2008 7:44 am

With the dollar being so weak, stick to the old faithfuls.

I would recommend a nice Mogan David 20/20 or a 2008 Thunderbird.


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Postby whiskMEaway » Fri May 30, 2008 10:55 am

If you want great bang-for-your-buck Bordeaux, try the 2005 Chateaux St. Jean Bordeaux Superieur. It is usually right around $10 a bottle when you can find it and ready to drink now.

If you are looking for an '05 to age a year or just drink slowly, try Chateau Plaisance from St. Emilion. It usually is in the $15-20 range and opens up nicely as it sits in your glass, but can definitely hold up to around 5 years of napping in your basement.

In general, you can usually find some pretty good values on things labeled 'Medoc' or 'Haut-Medoc' since it is usually a blend of the grapes that werent deemed worthy to go in the big-boy Bordeauxs...but it isnt such a lower quality that it is just labeled 'Bordeaux'
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Postby todd » Fri May 30, 2008 12:02 pm

Thank you all! :)
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Postby zoomzoom » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:51 am

What...are you serious???
Everyone thinks I'm paranoid.
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Postby Kinsley » Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:28 am

zoomzoom wrote:What...are you serious???

I'm afraid they are.
Don't worry about them. Folks have different tastes and priorities. :?

I had some Richards Wild Irish Rose on Preakness Day.
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Riunite Lambrusco is still a bargain at $13 for 3L. :wink:

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Postby gwilson » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:24 pm

I'm on Premiere Cru's mailing list - http://www.premiercru.net. Being poor, I haven't ordered from them, but their prices seem pretty good. At least you can use them for comparison to other places. And they also have frequent weekend sales.


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