I always look for those diamonds in the rough, those Bordeaux’s that rise above their humble price. A colleague of mine recommended this one, so I grabbed it. Inky dark in color with a nice soft plummy nose. On the mid palate the wine is a classic Bordeaux with nice black berries, rich bold fruit coming through. On the medium length finish the wine displays beautiful silky tannins, some nice acidity and lovely mouth grip. It’s nice and dry! The complexity of this wine belies it’s price. A real deal. For me this is a classic Bordeaux as few can do as well. It’s made in an appreciate now style. It would last a good couple years, but I’m not sure how long it will last. I would give it an 89, which for the price is a steal.
From the LCBO web site:
Bergeron Prestige 2014 — VINTAGES#: 550285t
Château Cailleteau Bergeron Prestige 2014
STYLE – Full-bodied & Firm
This wine from Blaye sister-brother team of Marie-Pierre et Pierre-Charles Dartier is perfumed, ripe with black fruits and with a generous smooth texture. With the hint of tannin from the wood aging and the black-plum fruits, it will be a rich, generous wine. Drink from 2018. Cellar Selection. Score – 90. (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 1, 2016) $21.95
Release Date:September 1, 2018
Alcohol/Vol 14.2% Made in: Bordeaux, France By: Dartier Sugar Content:4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry Style: Full-bodied & Firm