here). DDF bought it at Total Wine for about $20 and we had it with some delicious pork for a holiday meal while our son was visiting. The bottle has been sitting around my office for far too long, for an over-due blog posting.
It was a good, full bodied, healthily tannin'ed Bordeaux. No complaints about the wine - it was good, and drinkable, and if you're looking for a nice Bordeaux under $20 that's a step up form the $9 bottles I usually blog about from the bargain bin, you could do much worse than this one.
Lussac-St. Émilion is the "cheaper cousin" to regular St. Émilion. I always find it a little under-handed when a restaurant lists Lussac-St. Émilion or Lalande de Pomerol as actual St. Émilion or Pomerols. They're adjacent regions, very similar, but Not The Same, and when a sommelier tries to pass off the cheaper cousin, sight-unseen, grrrrrrr.
So, enough of my rant... I have 2 more bottles to go in the next 30 mins.
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