WHAT: Château DeLord Premières Côtes de Bordeaux (red) Rating: NNNN
WHERE: Bouliac, France
WHY: I’m going to be out of town when this one hits the shelves, so please don’t buy it. A filler of both snoot and bouche, with sweet pine, blackberry, astringency and pepper. It’s a serious introduction to the world of Bordeaux. Great vintage, great price. Drink or hold.
PRICE: 750 ml/$17.95
AVAILABILITY: At most Vintages outlets as of June 21 (product #75713)