My fondness for Bordeaux reds took a dive several years ago when producers started crafting for the American critics and palates. With big, jammy-sweet wines. At big prices. However this guy takes me back to the days when Bordeaux (everyday variety) meant rustic wine to be enjoyed with rustic food and company. Plentiful measures of both. Ignore the mention of ‘softness’ on the back label, this is traditional ‘tart’ red to stimulate the appetite. For food only, not a party wine.
CH LAMARTINE 14 Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux, France 368159 Vintages $15.95