Cru Bourgeois 2010 Bordeaux Wine
This week we have sourced what we consider to be the best value for money Crus Bourgeois in the 2010 vintage. Following great weather conditions, 2010 is widely qualified as a perfect vintage where fruit, tannins and aromas are perfectly balanced. Bordeaux wines are concentrated and powerful, and wine critics are unanimously very positive about this "millésime". Robert Parker argues that 2010, 2009 and 2005 may be the “three greatest Bordeaux vintages I have tasted in my career.”
The Cru Bourgeois classification has been given to Châteaux producing consistent wines at a high quality standard. This is where you can benefit the most from an amazing vintage like 2010 without digging into your savings. We have tasted a wide range of 2010 and picked the best ones in the category, in every price range. All are ready to drink now so don't miss the opportunity to snap a few bottles of these amazing Bordeaux!
Château Doyac is the perfect medium-range Cru Bourgeois to have at home. Its 75% of Merlot makes it round, fruity, and gives a lot of personality. Aromas of red cherry and raspberry on the nose, structure and spices on the palate. It shows a very decent complexity for this price range and we love it: a great wine that will never let you down!
Belle-Vue is a rising star in Medoc and has seen its reputation growing at a very fast pace over the last few years. It is well known among wine lovers - who often argue that it is of a similar quality to some classified growths - for its increasing quality year after year, while keeping a reasonable and steady price. The use of a relatively high...
"This is a terrific wine" - Robert Parker. Château Charmail is a hidden gem in the Cru Bourgeois world, and we have been lucky to get our hands on this 2010. Very consistent over the years - even in difficult vintages - it has a growing and well-deserved reputation. Medium to full-bodied, it shows fine aromas of small berries and spices, ending on a light...