From time to time we’ll review low cost wines in search of the ultimate value bottles. Here are reviews of a few recent wines:
The 2011 Les Hospices Sancerre white wine from Sancerre, France was purchased from Costco for $14. It was a very nice floral white wine, aged in stainless and with crisp acidity for summer drinking. It went perfectly with our lemon chicken pasta that had capers, pine nuts and olive oil (88pts.)
I purchased another $15 bottle of summer white from Costco, the 2010 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc – Les Setilles. This wine was 100% Chardonnay from the Burgundy region of France. Even though this wine was a low end village wine, Olivier Leflaive is one of the best producers of white Burgundy and it showed in this $15 bottle of wine. This wine had nice clean Chardonnay fruit, with good body and a hint of spices and acid coming through on the medium finish (89pts.).