Domaine de Courteillac Bordeaux Superieur 2005 Wine Review (NW)
Fragrant blackberry, cedar, and licorice on the nose
Full bodied on the palate
Long finish of black raspberry, tobacco, cedar, and some mint
Alright, here's one of those Bordeaux bargains you probably have to read about to find. It's unlikely that you'll be able to stumble upon this one. It's a sleeper of a wine, with a Bordeaux Superieur designation and made primarily from Merlot.
Good Bordeaux has such great balance and depth, and it's great to find these qualities for $16 especially considering this is from the expensive 2005 vintage. I wish I had a case or two of this socked away. In a blind tasting, you'll fool people who think this is a much more expensive and prestigious wine. Grab it if you can find it, and open it any time in the next ten years to serve with the finest meal you can prepare at home.
Raise a glass!