By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/1/2009 | Send Email
We taste a lot of wines here at K&L. Every so often, for no particular reason, you just take an immediate liking to a wine, and then go looking for reasons why after the fact. So - full disclosure - I just flat out liked the 2006 Bourgneuf the first time I tasted it. I liked it even more the second time. Why? Hmm. Well, the 2006 vintage is particularly good in Pomerol. And the wine is made in a traditional style with minimal new oak, a style I much prefer. It is mostly Merlot with just enough Cabernet Franc added to provide some structure. The wine is fresh and lively with tangy red plum and currant notes, and the fleshy tannins are firm but not hard. Oh, and yeah, it costs less than $40. So you see there are actually lots of reasons to like the wine, but you only really need one - it tastes damn good.