Average Wines, Excessive Prices

With Sauternes the single bright spot, Bordeaux struggles to sell the 1997 vintage
Feb 3, 2000
James Suckling's top picks from Bordeaux. Good values in 1996 Bordeaux wine priced at $20 and under. Excellent Bordeaux wines we've rated 90 points and higher from For other ratings of Bordeaux wines, check our Wine Search.

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