Posts tagged "Saint Estephe"
Affordable Older Bordeaux:  Part One

Affordable Older Bordeaux: Part One

Affordable and Bordeaux are words which are rarely seen together.  With first growths, super seconds, and right bank darling’s prices climbing higher and higher with each “vintage of the century,” it leaves one to wonder if they can afford a decent bottle of Bordeaux at all? With that in mind, I set out to look...
Affordable Older Bordeaux:  1999 Chateau Simard & 2001 Chateau Merville

Affordable Older Bordeaux: 1999 Chateau Simard & 2001 Chateau Merville

It is very possible to go out today and find a nice bottle of Bordeaux with some age on it for a decent price.  For those who love Bordeaux, you know that everyone is caught up in the hype of the 2009 vintage.  It is supposed to be legendary, and so are the prices.  I...
Bordeaux & South Africa.  What do they have in common?

Bordeaux & South Africa. What do they have in common?

Fall is here, and for me it has reignited a taste for Bordeaux.  I have had this 2001 Les Ormes de Pez slumbering in my cellar for a while and thought it would be a good time to crack it open.  2001 was not a legendary vintage, but it is considered to be a very...