I have tasted hundreds of Bordelaise wines over the past 6-months and have found a multitude of great values.
This collection of Bordeaux wines that not only offer amazing value, but will have broad appeal to folks who tend to find "new world" wines more compelling.
These are all still classically Bordeaux, but they have a more open-knit structure and riper fruit due to the fantastic vintages the region saw in both 2018 and 2019. All are all drinking great already and will cellar nicely over the next 4-10 years but there is no reason to wait.
2019 Clos St. Anne Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux - This was a real "WOW" wine for the team. Gorgeously rich and ripe bouquet of raspberry, red rock and toasted graphite growing more confectionery as the wines opens with ripe cherry licorice and milk chocolate notes. Soft and supple on entry, open knit and delicious throughout with succulent, juicy ripe fruit that is at once as elegant as it is opulent. Seamless from tip-to-tail, this is a simply fantastic bottle of wine.
92-points Wine Enthusiast - with the Courselle family of Château Thieuley in Entre-deux-Mers in charge, this estate has produced an opulent, ripe wine. Structure comes from the 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc in the blend and the wine will age. Drink from 2023.