This Chateau Les Tours Seguy 2009 Bordeaux review is part of our value wine series. Learn about great tasting wines from phenomenal years, such as the Chateau Les Tours Seguy 2009, that won’t break the bank. The Chateau Les Tours Seguy 2009 vintage can currently be found at Trader Joe’s.
Chateau Les Tours Seguy 2009 Bordeaux review from Cotes de Bourg, Bordeaux, France
Anytime I come across a great tasting Bordeaux for under 10 bucks, I write about it. Vintages like the 2009 and 2010 are becoming increasingly scarce, so when I tasted Chateau Les Tours Seguy’s Bordeaux blend after finding it for a mere $9.79 at my TJs (Trader Joe’s), I was stoked.
While there are certainly ‘nicer,’ more complex Bordeaux blends out there, you’ll be hard pressed to find one as decent as this considering the price point. We recommend you chill this wine to around 61 degrees fahrenheit (about 10-15 minutes in the fridge), and also decant it for AT LEAST 30 minutes. This wine has just about reached its maximum aging potential.
Brief Background on Cotes de Bourg Appellation, Terroir and Winemaking Style
This particular vin comes to us from the Cotes de Bourg, aka the ‘Hills of Bourg,’ which is a wine making appellation East of the Gironde, Northwest of Bordeaux, France. This wine making region is ancient, and was first established by the Romans in the 2nd century AD. Merlot is the dominant grape variety produced in Bourg, aided by smaller concentrations of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and or Malbec. The soil composition is largely a rich blend of limestone and clay, though certain areas do have more gravelly concentrations. Grapes do well in Bourg, as they’re exposed to consistent sunlight and a moderate climate without drastic temperature fluctuation. Rainfall is also on the lesser side, which forces the vines to work hard — yielding highly concentrated and complex tasting wines.
Chateau Les Tours Seguy 2009 Bordeaux Blend Tasting Notes
This is a full-bodied, yet pleasantly thin and dry Bordeaux blend. In the glass, this vin emits a beautiful deep red garnet color. The nose is earth-forward and filled with undertones of ripe red fruits. On the opening palate, if allowed to decant before drinking, the wine is obviously smooth. Tasting notes on the open include damp earth, red currant, ripe black cherry and mild plum. The mid-palate is a bit thin, but not in a bad way. Chalky minerals becomes more evident on the mid-palate with additional tones of cherry and raspberry. Approaching the finish, we get additional complexities of smoke, blueberry and old leather saddle. Leather hints are quite common in wines from Bourg. Finish is smooth, dry and of medium length.
If you’re looking to pair the Chateau Les Tours 2009 Bordeaux with food — consider more savory and gamey meats. Lamb, pork loin, or even cajun style heavy bodied fish will work well to accent the earth tones present in this wine.