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2000 Labégorce, Margaux $39.99

A great value in Bordeaux! This bottle is mature enough to drink now, but has time in hand if you want to keep it in the cellar for the future. We love it for its laid back elegance and classic balance. A must try for your next nice steak dinner.

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Entries in Cos d'Estournel (2)

Monday
Jan312011

2004 Reginac Tops 2004 First Growths in Blind Tasting

Château Reignac. Photo by habitatgirl via Wikimedia Commons.

Ever heard of Château de Reignac? No? Well, that makes two of us. Reignac is located in Saint Loubès, which is nowhere near the famous communes of Bordeaux, but they make a solid wine (with the help of Michel Rolland) stamped with the catch-all Bordeaux Supérieur AC. At less than $15 a bottle, Reignac is one of the least expensive Bordeaux that K&L carries. But don't think that means that this is simple, casual wine. On the contrary. The 2004 Reignac ($11.99) smells like crushed berry-scented tobacco, with cola and bittersweet chocolate accents, an undercurrent of sweet earth and a structure that belies its wonderfully modest price.

What sets Reignac apart from many of our other favorite value-priced Bordeaux, is that the 2004 recently beat out the same vintage of first growth Lafite-Rothschild, second growths Cos d'Estournel, Pichon-Lalande and Pichon-Baron, and fifth growth Lynch-Bages in a blind tasting in Hong Kong, receiving top honors from the participants. And while that's just one group's preference, it speaks quite highly of the wine, and goes to show that when it comes to taste, price doesn't really matter.

Check out the video below, and then get yourself on the waiting list for this spectacular, award-winning Bordeaux, which should be arriving at K&L soon. You won't regret it.

Leah Greenstein

Monday
Apr122010

2009 Bordeaux: The K&L Team's Top 10s

Editor's Note: Now that our team has settled back in after their rigorous trip to Bordeaux - all that tasting is tough, guys, we know - they've put together their personal Top 10 lists. Here we go:

Clyde Beffa's Top Ten (other than the First Growths)

1) Léoville-Las Cases

2) Malescot-St-Exupéry

                 3) Pavie-Macquin

                 4) Cos d'Estournel

                 5) Troplong Mondot

                 6) Ducru-Beaucaillou

                 7) Pontet-Canet

                 8) Haut-Bailly

                 9) Palmer

                10) Calon-Ségur


Trey Beffa's Top Ten

1) Pétrus

2) Latour

                 3) Léoville-Las Cases

                 4) Margaux

                 5) Ducru-Beaucaillou

                 6) Palmer

                 7) Lafite

                 8) Mouton

                 9) Pontet-Canet

                10) Malescot-St-Exupéry

 

Jeff Garneau's Top Ten (other than the First Growths)

1) Malescot-St-Exupéry

2) Cos d’Estournel

                 3) Léoville-Las Cases

                 4) Calon-Ségur

                 5) Pontet-Canet

                 6) Smith Haut Lafitte

                 7) Ducru-Beaucaillou

                 8) Haut-Bailly

                 9) Troplong Mondot

               10) Trotanoy

 

Alex Pross's Top Ten (other than the First Growths)

1) Malescot-St-Exupéry

2) Troplong Mondot

                 3) Calon-Ségur

                 4) Montrose

                 5) Léoville-Las Cases

                 6) Pontet-Canet 

                 7) Trotanoy

                 8) La Violette

                 9) Haut-Bailly

               10) Nenin