Like Mr CWG I too prefer Bordeaux over Burgundy. I just find them more complex and rewarding. I must admit to more recently exploring Bordeaux’s. This example is lovely especially for the price. It’s a bit harsh and bitter out of the bottle, a good 1 hour worth of breathing did a world of good and did not compromise the flavors at all. There is a lot of Oak on this one, almost too much. Some fruit and a medium to long finish. I quite enjoyed this one. Well worth my $20!
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CHÂTEAU LA GORCE 2005
(Raoul Fabre & Fils)
Château La Gorce is a grand 19th century estate in the Médoc. Founded in 1821 by Madame La Gorce, the estate’s namesake, it is now owned by the Fabre family who have worked hard to restore the vineyards and improve the quality of the wines since taking ownership in the 1980s. Their efforts have been rewarded with a number of accolades including a Gold Medal for this 2005 vintage at the Paris Concours Général Agricole in 2007. Packed with ripe blackberry fruit flavours and sweet spice notes, this medium full-bodied blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot is an exceptional value. (XD) 750 mL $19.95
From winecurrent.com: A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot; it’s a knock-out from the get-go. There are gorgeous notes of coffee, spice, pepper, violet and floral perfume. Full bodied and firmly structured, there’s a good backbone of acidity alongside 13.5% alcohol and flavours of red cherry, cassis, blackberry, nutmeg and clove. At under $20 this is a no-brainer—load up the trunk! (LG) Rating 4.5/5