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Château des Fougères Graves Clos Montesquieu 2014

Château des Fougères Graves Clos Montesquieu 2014

An excellent Bordeaux value that will offer drinking pleasure over the next decade or so—this opaque beauty, the 2014 Château des Fougères Graves Clos Montesquieu, is richly perfumed with blackcurrants, blackberry jelly, cedar, juniper berry, crushed lavender, and dried mint. Grippy tannins gather at the fore-palate like storm clouds on the horizon, then dissipate, neatly segueing into an earthy undercurrent that terminates in a dusting of mineral splendor and bay leaf. Better with decanting. Château des Fougères 91 Points...

Château Marjosse Bordeaux Blanc 2014

Château Marjosse Bordeaux Blanc 2014

Slightly smoky, flinty notes precede underripe pineapple, canned pear, gooseberry and grass. The 2014 Château Marjosse Bordeaux Blanc is inexpensive, moderate in weight, expressive in temperament—fleshy tropical and orchard fruit give way to leaner tones of white grapefruit. The oak component serves as more or less a backdrop, and the finish tapers off without fanfare. Sample Château Marjosse 8.7 Points  ...

Château la Graviere Bordeaux Blanc 2014

Château la Graviere Bordeaux Blanc 2014

A charming quaffer, the Château la Graviere 2014 hails from the Entre-Deux-Meres region of Bordeaux. Translated, Entre-Deux-Meres means "between two tides" as it is seated between the Garonne and the Dordogne rivers. Primarily Sauvignon Blanc, the profile is classically grassy, with gooseberry and herbaceous notes shining through. There is perhaps a touch of juniper berry as well. Medium-to-full bodied, it offers a lovely arc of acidity and even a gracious touch of saline as well. 12.5% ABV Château la Graviere 8.7 Points...