2011 Château Le Bergey; AOC Bordeaux

Le Bergey is the entry level label of Château L’Escart, a Bordeaux Superior winery run by Damien Laurent, who lives on the property with his family. The property is organically farmed and managed for quality throughout every step necessary to make a fine bottle of wine. You’ve got to try this if you are a Bordeaux fan. Consistently outstanding, this is yet another strong showing from one of our most price-worthy properties. Using only vines that are a minimum 15 years of age adds a measure of concentration usually found only in wines costing considerably more.

The 2011 is a classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot, exhibiting an amply fruited nose with cassis and black-cherry nuances. The palate is refined with a silky structure making this deliciously drinkable now. Exhibiting a medium body and pretty notes of black cherry, cassis, and subtle oak, this dry yet fruit-filled wine is classic, elegant Bordeaux. We recommend decanting this wine ahead of serving. Enjoy it over the next 2-3 years. A classic with grilled or roasted lamb, this also shines with roast pork, and pairs well with a pan seared duck breast.

$12.99 per bottle or $132.50/case ($11.04)