Ch. Lajarre "Eléonore" Rouge, Bordeaux Supérieur
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Ch. Lajarre "Eléonore" Rouge, Bordeaux Supérieur - 2015

Item # 34664 750mL
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Tasting Notes

An accessible style of Bordeaux that fruit-driven with tannins and oakiness from aging in cask. You'll find red fruit flavors front and center, a touch of oak and solid tannins.

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Staff Pick Notes

Finding good everyday wines from Bordeaux is trickier than some other regions. Not only do you have to find something affordable but also ready to drink. The latter is tough as many retailers often have only the most recent vintage on their shelves. If you find yourself in this bind look to the Bordeaux Supérieur bottles. You have to meet several requirements to put this designation on your label and I find they are often richer and raring to go. This red from Chateau Lajarre teems with fresh aromas and wholesome dark fruit on the palate. It’s not clouded by tannins or alcohol, just the straight dope. Hooray! A nice Bordeaux that doesn’t require decanting, fancy stemware, or a 401k portfolio.

- SD

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