2006 Grand Bateaux (3rd wine of Beychevelle) - Printable Version

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- TheEngineer - 11-25-2009

For the price, this thing is pretty nice. about $11-$14 a bottle (but at the restaurant, almost $60....)

This is a 2 to 5 year wine that punched well above its price point. Again totally surprised by this inexpensive bordeaux. Opens up a bit rough and acidic but with air, rounds out the texture and puts up nice mid weight red and dark fruits. Nothing too complex but a nice decent wine with balance and with enough grip to see that it will hold for a few years, though I suspect that there is very little upside to the cellaring. This is the type of wine that you always remember drinking for cheap in the streets of Paris. Showing well now and a helluva good bargain.