October 4th, 2008
This Saturday, October 4th marks the release of the storied 2005 Bordeaux, hailed by critics to be one of the greatest vintages of the past 100 years.
So print these expert recommendations compiled just for Vitamin V by Sommelier James Cluer, and get your cute little tush in line.
If you like Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines from the Medoc, try:
Château Clarke, Listrac 2005, $39
Château Belgrave, Haut Medoc 2005, $45
Château Clerc-Milon, Pauillac 2005, $89
If you prefer Merlot-based wines from St. Emilion and Pomerol, try:
Château d'Aiguilhe, Cotes de Castillon 2005, $49
Château Grand Mayne, St. Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2005, $79
Château la Fleur Petrus, Pomerol 2005, $139
Or go for the big hitters that will cellar for at least 20 years:
Château Angelus, St. Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe 2005, $475
Château Leoville Las Cases, St. Julien 2005, $549 (100 points)
James Cluer Selects is a new monthly wine recommendation list based on Cluer's comprehensive blind tastings in each category. To susbcribe and view podcast, visit www.finevintageltd.com