Archive for the ‘Bordeaux’ Category

Bougie Wougie baby! Or not, as the case may be…

Friday, May 1st, 2020 Posted in Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, France, Merlot | No Comments »

About four years ago, my crack dealer... er Wine Merchant, emailed me with an offer for an aged Bordeaux nearing thirty years, but re-corked recently. Having had more than my share of cork-struggles with aged French & Spanish wines I ...

The Un-Bordeaux Bordeaux: Bouscat Caduce Bordeaux Superieur 2012

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 Posted in Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, France, Malbec, Merlot | No Comments »

I bought this wine in 2017 for less than ten bucks a bottle. $9.98/bottle in fact. For some reason I haven't touched any of my six bottles, until today. Note to self, save the other five bottles for a sunny summer ...

Aged Bordeaux Bargain! Chateau Thieuley 2001 Reserve

Saturday, September 15th, 2018 Posted in Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, France, Merlot | No Comments »

Intelligence is more than a capability you're born with, it also accumulates with experience, which is how the word is used in military and governmental parlance. One "gathers intelligence" about a subject through inquiry and study. Rather than applying all ...

Lowball Bordeaux Grand Cru: 2004 Chateau Lusseau Saint-Emilion

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 Posted in Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, France, Merlot | No Comments »

Like most folks, my buying habits have changed over the past decade. I can't recall the last time I bought a bottle of wine in a store. I do most of my buying online these days. Most of my household ...

Chateau de Rolland 1999 Sauternes

Sunday, May 11th, 2008 Posted in Bordeaux, France, Not Red, Odds, Ends & Blends | No Comments »

Almost twenty years ago when I was still in abject lust with Mrs. Barbarian (and she with me) she & I flew to the East Coast to spend some time with my parents. They were living in Manhattan, as my ...