2010 September Wine Club Vintner Selection
While the region of Bordeaux itself is hardly a wine-lover's secret, the satellite appellations like Cotes de Castillon are just beginning to gain recognition. Certain chateaus in this budding area have already become household names for Bordeaux drinkers (d'Aiguilhe, Clos les Lunelles, Gigault Cuvee Viva and Clos l'Eglise), and with that elevated recognition has come an elevated price tag of $25 or more.
But thankfully, some small chateaux like Chateau Lucas are still flying under the radar, which (at least for the time being) allows us to bring it to you for a few less pennies from the pocket.
The 2005 vintage in Bordeaux yielded an unprecedented number of great value wines; because the vintage was so good, quality was above average from the petite chateaux all the way up to the elite bottlings.
Our French wine buyer, Jon Visser, found this gem full of dark fruit, earth, and minerals on the nose, with a lush palate full of plum and blackberry flavors and a long finish.