Bordeaux in general and Sauternes in particular are NOT wines that people think of as affordable. In fact, a quick search on 1000 Corks shows Sauternes for sale with the sky seemingly as a limit with a number of wines listed as going for five figures.
Along with Champagne, Bordeaux captures the imagination as “THE French red wine” of note and prestige.
But you might be surprised by the high quality Bordeaux wine you can find for around $25. For that reason, consider bringing one of these bottles of Bordeaux as a hostess gift or to share at a holiday meal.
This month the French Winophiles group is looking at “sweet wines of France.” But what’s dessert without dinner? That’s how we ended up with opening four bottles of Bordeaux red wines before we opened our Bordeaux dessert wine!!