Trader Joes has once again delivered a wonderful, easily drinkable inexpensive ($8) Bordeaux, imported by Latitude Wines, Danville CA: Château Tour Bigorre 2007, Côtes de Castillon appellation controlée. It's a nice mix of merlot & cabernet, mis en bouteille au château (not by some mass production negotiant). I disagree with the negative review here, but maybe he got a bad bottle. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. These reviews (in French) both enjoyed this wine here and here (85/100), as did I, with (and over) a pork tenderloin roast and pollo asado, over the last 2 days.
Stay away from the negotiant wines typically, stick with the ones that are bottled au château or mis en bouteille a la propriete (on the property, for the smaller wine makers who don't have their own dedicated equipment), and you should be in pretty good shape.
1 year ago