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Staff Pick

Ch. Haut-Bel-Air, Vieilles Vignes - 2016

Item # 33057 750mL
$9.96/ Single Bottle
$119.52 $107.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A spicy red Bordeaux that's aged in French oak for six months. Full of red and black fruit aromas. Excellent for pepper steak or a great plate of aged cheeses.

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Staff Pick Notes

For years the "Ch. La Grolet, Côtes du Bourg, Peybonhomme" has been my go-to inexpensive Bordeaux, but I think it might have some competition! The Ch. Haut-Bel-Air, Vieilles Vignes is very impressive. When I tasted it, I though I was drinking a nicely balanced $20 Bordeaux... imagine my surprise when I saw the price!!! Beautifully structured with deep fruit and full of earth tones, this a must-try, especially if you were looking for a more expensive wine.

- OW

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