“How can you complain about an $18 Bordeaux” you might ask? Actually quite easily because I have had some stellar $18 Bordeaux. I got this ’98 at a “big box” wine store so I should have expected – I seldom find real “steals” there. This was, harkening to its name, paper thin in taste and body. To be fair, it had the backbone of a Bordeaux, but it had never developed. The cassis and dark fruits never showed up with enough force to redeem it, though they spent their time lurking in the background. I cannot be disappointed, except that I had anticipated so much more.
Tom Burnakis has discoverd this vintage. 5 years ago