@jchasma A list of what I have been buying for myself over the years…agree with RPM on the Siran! On the low end and I think very good wines see list below. One hundred dollars and up there are plenty of 2nd and 3rd growths to try, of course you can break the bank and go for 1st growths.
Château Sénéjac $14 to $25 buy this every year and easy to find.
Chateau Siran $28 Costco, not to hard to find.
Château Lanessan $20 to $25 easy to find.
Château La Vieille Cure $25 to $30
Château Cantemerle $30 to $35
Château Rauzan-Ségla normally $80 found the 15 at Costco for $50
Château La Lagune $50 to $90 and one of my new favorites because they seem to age forever as Klez will attest I think? we opened the 1975 last week and it was beautiful imho.
@klezman But expensive and delicious are unfortunately not the same thing, and I rarely purchase anything outside of Casemates ( and previously wine.woot). I heavily rely on the expertise of everyone on the boards. Any info is appreciated! Favorite wineries? General expected price range? Great years? (And Merry Christmas!)
Depends what you like. Where are you located? Do you want something younger or more mature? Bigger or more finessed? How do you define delicious?
It’s unlikely WD will have Bordeaux here, but a local wine shop may have a good selection at fair prices. $100+ can buy you some decently aged 4th or 5th growths. $250 and you’ve got a lot of choice.
This is not a simple question, because so much depends on your preferences and experience, and on your budget.
Very high quality, fully mature Bordeaux (which is a blended wine, usually significantly to predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with varying amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and (sometimes) Carmenere and/or Malbec) is expensive. For a classified growth between 10 and 15 years old, from at least a decent year, you would expect to pay at least $100 a bottle, and, if you’re going for a ‘name’ 2nd or 1st great growth, up to an order of magnitude more. For top wines in top years, they can be >$1,000 a bottle at release around
Not what you had in mind? You could get a good cru bourgeois for much less, and you might even get a 10-15 year old cru bourgeois for around $100 or less.
Some long well regarded ‘value’ wines in Bordeaux would include: Chateau Les Ormes-de-Pez, Chateau Phelan Segur and Chateau Siran.