2010 Château Le Puy Côtes de Francs on deck for starters tonight. Very pretty and traditional Bordeaux that doesn’t try to clobber you over the head with its alcohol and oak. It has a certain animale quality to it and undeniable power and finish. As good a $30 bottle of Bordeaux I have ever had. Thanks @grapeylyle for this gem of a find.

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I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.

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