Buy a Case, Quick! Château Haut Blaignan 2010
I make no pretensions of being a wine critic, as I find that profession mostly full of hyperbole and bullshit, and I won’t go into “bits of jam and twig with sniffles of cherry ice cream and hints of fairy breath” here. I do know a damn good wine when I drink one though, and we have a winner here: Château Haut Blaignan 2010, from Bordeaux’s elite Médoc region, home to some of France’s most superb wines. For $7, Haut Blaignan is making a bloody good effort. Yes, $7, if you can find at your local Trader Joe’s. It normally retails for about $16, and I’d put it on par with $30 bottles I’ve had. It’s really that good. Seriously, buy a case if TJ’s has one, or just get a few bottles to enjoy at home by the fireplace or to take to a small gathering and wow the hell out of everyone with your awesome erudition in oenology. Cheers!
The 2010 is MUCH better than the 2009, which is still on some TJ shelves.
July 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm
The 2010 is still on the shelves? I haven’t looked as I’ve still got a lot left, but if so great news for those who haven’t tried it.
July 26, 2012 at 3:27 pm