One of our favorite new wines.
Chateau Le Bergey
A Biodynamic Bordeaux for under $15, this gem is a really nice value, and the kind of Bordeaux the French drink every day. Le Bergey is the entry level wine of Château L’Escart, a Bordeaux Supérieur winery run by the Laurent family. In 2005 Damien Laurent returned to his parents' winery, a single vineyard chateau his family has owned since 1752, and is the winemaker and oversees the estate’s vineyards of clay, gravel and limestone soils that are organically farmed. The 2015 vintage in Bordeaux did not disappoint.
For this wine, Le Bergey blends 60% Cabernet Sauvignon with 40% Merlot, and ages the wine 6 months in French oak. On the nose -- dark fruit aromas of baked cherry, licorice, currant, and hints of dark cocoa. The wine is earthy and soulful on the palate with concentrated flavors of ripe cherry, licorice, blackberry followed dry tannins and focused fruit on the finish. This is a serious Bordeaux that can be enjoyed every day of the week.