Category Archives: Bordeaux

PICK of the RACK: Chateau La Tonnelle | Cru Bourgeois | Haut-Médoc | Bordeaux | France | 2011 | $20 | 87 pts

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Chateau la Tonnelle is located in the commune of Vertheuil in the Haut-Médoc appellation, 33 miles north of the city of Bordeaux and within a few miles of the esteemed First Growth (Premier Cru) chateaux of the region’s fabled “left bank.” This wine is classified as Cru Bourgeois, a … Continue reading

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PICK of the RACK: Chateau Pipeau | Red Blend | Saint-Emilion | Bordeaux | France | 2008 | $35 | 89 pts

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Aromas: clove, baking spices; dark, dried berries; oak Character:  dry; intense; full-bodied; earthy; leathery tannins; mild acids; medium oak Flavors:  black pepper; clove; toast; iron; dark, dried berries; cedar Food Pairing:  grilled meats – beef, lamb, chicken   Chateau Pipeau … Continue reading

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