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Wine of the Week – Chateau Les Rouilleres-$14

Dwight Casimere | 9/23/2014, 10:24 p.m.
Without question one of the greatest wine growing regions of the world is Bordeaux, France. The terroir is recognized as ...

Without question one of the greatest wine growing regions of the world is Bordeaux, France. The terroir is recognized as such for the last millennia. There cannot be a conversation about great wines without mentioning the first growths of the Medoc or grand crus of Saint-Emilion or the first groeths of Pomerol. For most wine lovers, the prices of these liquid gems are beyond reach. Fortunately, there is an abundance of high-quality wines that are priced within the realm of extraordinary value that are of high quality and great flavor. A recent tasting of wines of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur AOC brought forth some unique wine priced well below $20. Among the most intriguing was the 2012 Chateau Les Rouilleres Bordeaux Rouge, priced at a mere $14 (Some online sites have it at $11.99!). This is an exceptional Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet and Cabernet Franc that truly delivers a delicate blend of ripe red fruit and creamy vanilla spice from oak aging that makes it the perfect accompaniment for an elegant meal of steak, lamb or turkey, pheasant or a roasted rosemary chicken. With fall here, this might be the perfect wine to stock in the cellar for the upcoming Holiday meals. At the going price, a case or two would not be out of the question and probably one of the best buys you'll make all season. A' Votre Santé!