I don’t think it’s any surprise to you fine readers that I’m a big fan of Bordeaux and even work for the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) as one of Le Wine Buff, video broadcasting each week from my vino-abode. Well the kids at Enjoy Bordeaux (Twitter) have hatched an incredibly rad new plan to create some fun on the interwebs, with oh, maybe a prize that might require a flight or two, woot! I don’t want to spill alll the deets, but suffice it to say: it will be fun, it will be a contest on their Facebook page launching 11/15/10 (where you currently can see the awesome documentary short of our BDX trip in June), the prize is flippin’ awesome and you can get some of the gist by checking out my personal addition to the shizzy after the jump. You’ll even find some wines taking home a WKBadge for their efforts. Cheers!
11/16/10 UPDATE: The Enjoy Bordeaux “Bottles Away!” contest has finally launched on their Facebook Page. Play hard and pick well and you could wine an awesome new wine fridge!
You’ve been hearing all the chatter: Bordeaux futures this year have been off the hook in quality, but also come with record massive prices. Can your fine self still find affordable wine from one of the most iconic and slammin’ wine regions in the world? Heck yeah and I’m hear to show to you how we do!
2008 Mouton Cadet Bordeaux Supérieur Blanc – $10
A zesty, citrusy white that kicks some serious QPR booty. Get some and get a lot.
2008 Les Vignerons de Tutiac Quintet Bordeaux Supérieur – $9
Crisp citrus flavors surround a very intriguing mineral core. Clean and exciting, like a nice slab of techno.
2006 Château de Bel-Air Lalande-de-Pomerol – $19
Let’s take a stroll on the right side of Bordeaux and agree to just enjoy the silky palate of toasty black cherry and both shut the heck up!
2005 Château Greysac Médoc – $11
All black fruit all the time from this savory wine that slides in from another expensive vintage…yet it still brings the value heat.
2005 Château Teyssier Saint-Emilion Grand Cru – $28
It’s unreal to find a Grand Cru St-E at this price, but I do what I must to please my fellow vinopanions. The complexity here is off. the. chain. Earth, black fruit, savory herbs and perfect balance, YES!
2007 Château Haut Mayne Sauternes – $19
It’s shocking sometimes, the value you find in sweet wines from Bordeaux. Here the sinuous mouthfeel combines with just-right sweetness for a delicious stickie to finish us off.
6 bottles, 5 AOC, Total Cost: $96 = BLEDOW!
All of these wines are tagged with “BottlesAway2010LeWineBuff” if you’d like to list them in your own WineLog. Cheers!
As Le Wine Buff for EnjoyBordeaux.com, I am paid a nominal fee for most of my participation. I also receive free wine samples and my participation on this trip is courtesy of the CIVB.