Château de Bord Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun Rouge 2016 | 91 Points & $11 – Wow!
91JD | As to the Château de Bord Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun Rouge 2016, this beauty got a big “Wow.” A seriously good wine. Terrific dark fruits, scorched earth, violets, and peppery notes all flow to a rich, full-bodied, beautifully balanced 2016 that shines for its purity of fruit. Notably, a blend of 60/40 Grenache and Syrah. While brought up in 20% new barrels, it’s going to drink nicely for at least 4-5 years.
Château de Bord Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun Rouge 2016 presents bright, with a deep ruby concentration. Sumptuous aromas of dark cherry liqueur, lavender, fresh red rose petals, a hint of clove and wild herbs. Juicy, dark fruit is balanced by brown spices, and lifting acidity. A light-hearted Rhône red that packs a serious party and is the perfect pairing for beef bourguignon, burgers, and hearty mushroom-based chicken dishes.
A 60-40 Grenache-Syrah blend partially aged in barrel the rest was in foudres and tanks. The Château de Bord Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun Rouge 2016 hints at crushed stone, pencil shavings and dark chocolate on the nose. While it’s full-bodied and super ripe on the palate. Where at times seeming almost fudge-like. Yet also delivering bright raspberry fruit and a long, zesty finish.
Possibly the greatest bargain we have offered | Parker loves this winery
Rarely do all the numbers line up like they do today. First, the 2016 Brotte Château De Bord Laudun is undoubtedly one of the greatest Rhône Valley bargains we’ve ever offered. And to be sure it was the real deal, we met the owner for dinner in Avignon, France this past December. Only $15.99, from Wine Spectator’s 99-point vintage. An incredible, dangerously easy to drink full-bodied red, with ripe dark fruits and spices, made by the legendary French icon Philippe Cambie.
We’ve had our eye on Brotte ever since Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gushed, “This serious estate is run by Laurent Brotte, with consulting help from Philippe Cambie. The wines offer high quality across the board and can represent fantastic values.”
History & Vineyard
So, built in Roman times, Château de Bord in the village of Laudun belonged to the Vicars of Uzes during the 11th century and later by the Count of Toulouse. Abandoned after the French Revolution in 1789. Changing hands several times until being purchased in 1991 by the Brotte family. Then seeing incredible potential in its surrounding vines. Walls of a medieval castle with tall stature overlook the vines. Situated on a south-facing hillside, the vineyard is spread over 22ha of terraces. Its soil is a well-drained mixture of clay and limestone. In addition rich in fossils of oysters and other seashells left by the retreating sea in the Mesozoic era.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||We’ve had our eye on Brotte ever since Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gushed, “This serious estate is run by Laurent Brotte, with consulting help from Philippe Cambie. The wines offer high quality across the board and can represent fantastic values.”|
|Why now?||Exclusive | Only 100 cases | Awesome price|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||91JD | 91RP | 91WE | 90WS | 4.1 Vivino|
|What is it?||Red Wine from Côtes du Rhône, France|
|What’s in it?||60% Grenache 40% Syrah | ABV 14.5%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2025+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Comfort Foods, Poultry, Cheese|
|Occasion||Makes any weekday dining special|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 15 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||12+ @ $11.00 per bottle w/Free Shipping|