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.
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.
Read the full story here.