Château Recougne, Bordeaux Supérieur (France) 2019

($17, Vintus):  Château Recougne consistently displays the quintessential Bordeaux profile of fruit and what I like to call, “not just fruit” character.  This refined mid-weight wine entices with a subtle combination of red fruits, a dash of riper black fruit, and spice, not sheer power.  Mild tannins give support without being intrusive and allow for immediate enjoyment.  But don’t be fooled, I’ve had a bottle of the 1952 Château Recougne at the turn of the century when it was 48 years old, and it was still thrilling.  Château Recougne is a wine for the dinner table, not a sipping aperitif.
89 Michael Apstein Oct 17, 2023