Quite a while ago, we received a box of samples from our friend Mike who works with Balzac Communications and Planet Bordeaux. Since it was a lot of wine, and it’s not in our focus area, it’s taken us a long time to get these on the show, and we feel a little badly about that. But, this week, we were able to take an entire evening to taste through the case, and pick out a few that we wanted to discuss in a show. Most of you probably know that Dan had a hard time finding Bordeaux he enjoys, but Chas is more open to it, and drinks it fairly regularly. These are interesting bottles, because they’re all at entry level price points, and meant to do away with Bordeaux’s image of being inaccessible. The four we chose were the 2011 Chateau Freynelle Bordeaux Blanc, the 2010 Chateau Freynelle Bordeaux Rouge, the 2009 Chateau Laronde Desormes Bordeaux Superieur, and the 2009 Chateau Barreyres Bordeaux Superieur.

What was the last crazy dream you had (preferably wine related)?

2 Responses to “Episode 221: Some Planet Bordeaux Samples from 09, 10, and 11”


  1. Hey guys,

    Thanks for the shout-out. Glad you enjoyed the wines. I believe that there are some great wines at fantastic value coming out of Bordeaux today. I think these wines show that very well.


  2. This site was… how do I say it? Relevant!!
    Finally I’ve found something which helped me. Thanks!

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