I happen to be researching an article about less expensive bordeaux and thought I would share with Purple Pagers my tasting notes on some of those so carefully hand-picked by the team at Haynes Hanson & Clark of London SW3 and Stow-on-the-Wold in the British Cotswolds.
60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc. From Patrick Todesco of Pellegrue in Entre Deux Mers.
Mid ruby. Sumptuous perfume of very voluptuous ripe black fruits. Quite soft on the palate but with sufficient freshness too. Not especially dense. But it offers masses of pleasure per penny while not deviating from the model of good solid bordeaux. Very rich for the money. VGV