Posts Tagged Cru Bourgeois


Wines For Bourgeois Tastes


What is it about Bordeaux that turns us either into crashing bores or quivering wrecks?

Crashing bores as we recite vintages, classed growths and producers in near-mythical terms; quivering wrecks as we open a £14 bottle with a pretty château on the label not knowing if we’ve picked up a turkey or a gem.

It seems there is no middle ground.

Which is sad, because below the famous names of Bordeaux’s hallowed left bank Médoc region (Château Margaux, Lafite and the like) are scores of producers turning out beautiful wines at a fraction of the price. But how do you pick these out from poorly-made imitators riding on the Bordeaux name? (more…)

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