One step up in quality terms from AOC Bordeaux Rouge but more importantly this appellation has clearly defined geographical limits, so it does not act as the catch-all basket like its little brother. Pockets of vines dotted across both banks of the Garonne are entitled to use this appellation in recognition of their superior terroir. You will find a range of styles from fruit-forward wines made in stainless steel, to more serious offerings with oak influence from chips or staves, and even some excellent barrel-aged wines. Terroir begins to show itself at this level and as prices remain very reasonable it is an excellent starting level for discovering the typical character of good claret.
Our Bordeaux Supérieur Selection
|Château du Juge, Bordeaux supérieur, 2015|