Château Saint-Germain Bordeaux Supérieure 2016

LCBO#: 152587
Price: $16.95
Made in: Bordeaux, France
By: J. Calvet & Cie
ABV: 14%

The name was why we chose this red wine, as it means something special to us. A beautiful Bordeaux that gives out plum aromas with some notes of leather, and a touch of warming alcohol. A decent dryness appears in the mouthfeel with light tart on the tongue. Decent tannins and bite, but does not stay as long as wanted. Plum taste as well blended with hints of cherries in the background. It does well all-around, but seems to lack something in the mouth. Maybe wish it would linger for a while.

Rating: 3.6/5

Château le Puy Emilien 2013

LCBO#: 557660
Price: $29.95
Made in: France
By: Sarl Jp & P Amoreau
Year: 2013

This French red wine is a Vin Fin de Bordeaux wine. Lots of wood in the nose with full berries in the aromas. Cherries, raspberries, strawberries. Very smooth mouthfeel with nice dry tannins. Still, lots of cherries with berry notes. So easy to drink, with lots going on, but all well-blended with some beautiful wood notes.

Rating: 4.3/5

Château Belgrave Haut-Médoc Grand Cru Classé 2012

SAQ#: 12940294
Price: $53.50
Made in: Gironde, France
By: Château Belgrave
Year: 2012

Not sure how we got this, as we do not do wines this expensive. We do reviews of wines easier on the wallet, for “monsieur, madame tout le monde”. Nonetheless, nice classy-looking label and cork. Sweet aromas of dark fruits, mostly plums. Hints of pipe tobacco and light spices. The mouthfeel is kind of weak with very mild tannins. The taste is pretty mild as well with some watery cherry juices and earth notes. Not sure if the purchaser got a good deal or what, as this does not seem a wine of this price. Much better out there for a fraction of the price.

Rating: 3.2/5

Château Ducla Bordeaux Supérieur 2011

20130808-193114.jpgLCBO#: 255067
Price: $15.95
Made in: Bordeaux, France
By: Yvon Mau Et Fils
Varietal: Cabernet et Merlot

This French red wine is made of Cabernet and Merlot grape varieties. It has a beautiful nose with some mild leather and tobacco. Also, notes of black cherries and vanilla from the aging. Well balanced mouthfeel with some nice wetness, but decent dryness in the finish with mild tannins. Black berries as flavours with some wood. All a little milder then the smell. Not big on the French wines we get here (Canada), but this one is quite good and reflects well the description. Very well-recommended.

Rating: 4.2/5

Luccios Crémant De Bordeaux Brut

20110623-044157LCBO#: 207969
Price: $14.95
Made in: Bordeaux, France
By: S.C.A. Vignerons De Saint-Pey-Génissac
Varietal: Sémillon, Muscadelle

95% Sémillon, 5% Muscadelle. This French sparkling wine is very well-balanced overall. Yeast nose with a citrus tang and notes of fruit sweetness. A nice crisp mouthfeel which makes this one quite refreshing. A little dry with some mild sourness in the taste, a touch of sweetness and a smooth finish with some fruits, grains and yeast. Quite nice.

Rating: 4.2/5