Telling You What's Good

Buy a Case, Quick! Château Haut Blaignan 2010

Buy as much of this as you can

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!

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2 responses

  1. Chrisophe

    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

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