2010 Chateau Saint-Nicolas, Bordeaux

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Press and Tasting Notes

This is our "BACK UP THE TRUCK BORDEAUX" Pick Of The Year.

The vintage (2010) is outstanding. The wine is simply delicious. And, the price is staggeringly attractive. With silky tannins and a fleshy texture, the dark berry and earth elements blend in a seamless experience. Harvested by hand, this sub-region is known for expres ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured October 12, 2016

THE REVIEW

You can certainly purchase this Bordeaux by the bottle, but when you read below, you'll understand why it should be bought by the case!
    It took us until mid-October to find our annual "Back Up The Truck Bordeaux." We tasted a lot of wine to find this beauty as this coveted title is reserved for a wine that exudes not only classic Bordeaux flavor and nuance, but begs the question, "How in the world is this wine made at such a compelling price?!"
    From the sleepy little region of Cote de Bordeaux Cadillac, Chateau Saint-Nicolas is a traditional Bordeaux blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. With silky tannins and a fleshy texture, the dark berry and earth elements blend in a seamless experience.
    When we roll out this annual red, we are hesitant to feature a sub-$20 Bordeaux (a region known for exorbitant price tags) for fear that our customers will assume this truffle is just some ordinary mushroom. But, if you have been following our emails and enjoying our suggestions, then trust us when we say it's worth every penny...and more!
    Let's be clear - like years past - we are not comparing this little gem to a Lynch-Bages (at $150 per bottle) or a Ducru-Beaucaillou (at $250). In fact, we almost didn't taste this wine and laughed - initially - at its cost. How could such a nuanced and distinct Bordeaux cost less than $30? It almost defies logic. But when we tasted it, we were shocked....really shocked!
    Our final thoughts: The vintage (2010) is outstanding. The wine is simply delicious. And, the price is staggeringly attractive. Buy this beauty by the case!Read More »