WHAT: Château Brehat 2001 (red) Rating: NNNN
WHERE: Bordeaux, France
WHY: Though 2001 may be the runner-up to the more revered 2000 vintage, it's still no slouch, as this bottle demonstrates. My notes - "rose leaf, chocolate-covered green pepper and just a touch of grilled hot dog"- indicate that I'd been "tasting" for quite some time before I got to this one. But it's a goodie, for sure.
PRICE: 750 ml/$22.95
AVAILABILITY: At selected Vintages outlets (product #43828)