The Wine Spectator’s Highest Rated Left Bank Red Available Under $30The Wine Spectator’s much anticipated Bordeaux 2009 issue hit the shelves recently and many including us have been perusing through the more than 900 wines reviewed. There’s obviously a number of great wines from the vintage and we have plenty of them.
We are featuring one of the “under the radar” bargains from the issue. It is the 2009 Chateau De France from Pessac Leognan, the same appellation that is home to Haut Brion, La Mission Haut Brion, and Smith Haut Lafitte. It was rated 93 points with a list price of $50 though our price is just $27.99 per bottle. It is their highest rated Left Bank red from 2009 that you can buy today for under $30!
As far as we know there were only about 200-300 cases of the 2009 Chateau de France imported into the country and we were lucky enough to get the lion’s share of this great wine.
Wine Spectator 93 Points
Big and bold, with currant, blackberry and plum fruit backed by espresso, smoke and mineral notes in this muscular red. The powerful character is more menacing than alluring, but this shows impressive structure and depth. Best from 2014 through 2030. 4,000 cases made. –TM