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Great wine doesn't have to cost a lot!

February 24, 2018

                                                            
2015 Red Bordeaux Values!!!
"In great vintages like 2015 there is terrific value in almost every wine.

Here are 6 Favorites for sheer greatness and excellent value!"

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2015 Joanin Bécot has long been one of my favorite Côtes de Castillons and this is a little gem. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, it has a very pure and sensual bouquet with ripe raspberry, strawberry and cassis scents. The palate is medium-bodied with vanillary new oak on the entry, quite powerful but controlled on the palate, the 15% alcohol neatly disguised with a slightly tarry but fresh finish. Give this 3-5 years in bottle and wash down with a juicy steak." (NM) (4/2016)

Great wine doesn’t have to cost a lot…
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop’s Wine & Spirits, February, 2018

2015 Chateau Joanin Becot, Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux, 750ml
$26.05 - Good Wine Stores
$20.84 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$20.84 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$234.45 - Pop's Case Price
Limited!!


93 Points, Tim Atkin
"An explosion of red fruit at perfect maturity. A garnet red colour with real intensity and depth. A refined, expressive nose, offering strawberry, cherry and blackberry aromas. The attack is round, almost sweet, with supple, fine tannins. Superb length in the mouth and great purity with retro-olfaction."

Great wine doesn’t have to cost a lot…
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop’s Wine & Spirits, February, 2018

2015 Chateau Baron de Brane, Margaux, 750ml
$34.59 - Good Wine Stores
$27.67 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$27.67 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$311.31 - Pop's Case Price


94 points, James Suckling
"This delivers a stylish impression from the get-go with a really nicely focused dark berry nose and hints of fresh pastry. The palate has a smooth array of bright blackberry and plum fruits with smoothly cut tannins that layer up nice and even. Classy. Best from 2022." (2/2018)

Great wine doesn’t have to cost a lot…
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop’s Wine & Spirits, February, 2018

2015 Chateau Chasse Spleen, Moulis en Medoc, 750ml
$36.55 - Good Wine Stores
$29.24 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$29.24 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$328.95 - Pop's Case Price


95 Points, James Suckling
"Love the nose of blackberries, black truffles, oyster shell and wet earth. Full-bodied, layered and fantastic. Firm and silky tannins and a juicy finish. Gorgeous complexity. Drink in 2020." 2/18.

Great wine doesn’t have to cost a lot…
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop’s Wine & Spirits, February, 2018

2015 Chateau Bellefont Belcier, St Emilion, 750ml
$47.05 - Good Wine Stores
$37.64 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$37.64 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$423.45 - Pop's Case Price
Limited


95 points, Wine Enthusiast
"This family-owned estate has produced a structured and dark wine with great concentration balanced by acidity and pure, creamy fruit. It is a wine with a good future. The aftertaste leaves juicy acidity and firm tannins. Drink from 2025." (RV) (12/2017)

Great wine doesn’t have to cost a lot…
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop’s Wine & Spirits, February, 2018

2015 Chateau Branaire-Ducru, Pauillac, 750ml
$67.95 - Good Wine Stores
$54.36 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$54.36 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$611.55 - Pop's Case Price


97 points, James Suckling
"Classic Pomerol character of black olives, wet earth, violets and dark fruit. Full-bodied, tight and silky-textured with fabulous texture. Stones and dark berries. So serious and real. The depth is like looking down a well. Give it three to four years to integrated but already beautiful. Try in 2023 and onwards." (2/2018)

Great wine doesn’t have to cost a lot…
Ted Clark, Wine Consultant, Pop’s Wine & Spirits, February, 2018

2015 Chateau Nenin, Pomerol, 750ml
$76.15 - Good Wine Stores
$60.92 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$60.92 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$685.35 - Pop's Case Price




   

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