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This chateau is located just north of Bourges, in central France which is part of the sprawling Bordeaux region.
• Château La Borne 2009 Bordeaux
I uncorked this estate-bottled Sauvignon not expecting much. No slight to the winery. It was just that its under-$5 retail price didn't strike me as promising a revelatory experience.
As it turned out, the experience was pleasant enough. This pale yellow Bordeaux offered light floral notes, and on the tongue provided wisps of citrus and melon. That makes it a decent representation of the genre, best enjoyed with a light salad, a cream soup or a fruit platter.
Suggested retail price: Under $5.
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