Sunday, September 25, 2016

Château Lestage 2010, Listrac-Médoc, France - $17

Sassy Wine Belly - Château Lestage 2010     Sassy Wine Belly - Château Lestage 2010

According to the documentary Red Obsession (2013), 2010 was one of the best years in history for Bordeaux. Since seeing the film, I've been purchasing 2010 Bordeaux wines to taste them for myself. Of course, most of the bottles I've purchased are under $30, such as this one from Costco for $17 a bottle.

Château Lestage 2010 is higher in alcohol than I usually prefer at 14%. However, it doesn't drink like an extremely hot wine, and most of the other Bordeaux in the lower price ranges are at 14%+ in alcohol.

This wine is like drinking a dark chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa. Yum! It's really a pleasure - smooth with firm tannins, but not too mouth-puckering. I really like it, and go back to it time after time even after trying other 2010 Bordeaux wines.

Costco has been carrying this wine for at least a couple of years now, so if you try it and like it you might want to purchase a few before they run out.

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