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Chateau Grands Marechaux 2008 Cotes de Blaye

Chateau Grands Marechaux
Cotes de Blaye
Cost: $12

Cotes de Blaye is in the northernmost part of Bordeaux. This wine is mostly Merlot with just 3% Cabernet. I bought a case at the recommendation of Wine Exchange in Tustin - it was their wine of the month and they came in a cool wood crate. I was looking for a good mid-week drinker but so far I've been unimpressed. The tannins are a bit harsh; hopefully, it just needs a few years of age.

This wine was unrated as far as I can tell but the 2009 futures received an impressive 89-92 range from WS.

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