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05.26.2004

New York Times: Bordeaux 2000 Vintage, but under $25

The New York Times recently published a set of reviews for Bordeaux wines from the stellar 2000 vintage all under $25.

Here's what they selected:

Blason d'Issan Margaux - 3 stars - $25
Earthy, with classic mineral and cedar aromas and a touch of elegance.

BEST VALUE
Clos Puy Arnaud Côtes de Castillon - 3 stars - $19
Supple and lush with lots of California-style fruit; a solid wine with depth.

Château Lalande-Borie Saint-Julien - 2.5 stars - $21
A very modern style, with plenty of rich fruit and juiciness that you taste right away.

Château La Tour-Carnet Haut-Médoc - 2.5 stars - $24
Closed and very tannic, but underlying fruit and earthy, mineral qualities indicate a good potential to evolve.

Château Olivier Pessac-Léognan - 2.5 stars - $22
Soft and fruity, well knit and pleasing with persistent flavors.

Château Cantelys Pessac-Léognan - 2 stars - $23
Medium body and texture with good balance of fruit and mineral flavors.

Château La Tour de Mons Margaux - 2 stars - $18
Medium-bodied and mildly tannic, with a nice balance of fruity, herbal and earthy aromas.

Château Haut-Corbin Saint-Émilion - 2 stars - $22
Floral aromas, fruit and mineral flavors; small scale yet elegant.

Château Meyney Saint-Estèphe - 2 stars - $25
A smooth, soft and lightweight offering from this well-known chateau.

Château La Commanderie Saint-Émilion - 2 stars - $25
Closed and tannic now, but has the makings of a good wine with rich fruit.


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