Bordeaux is the largest wine-producing region in the world, producing approximately 4.7 million hectolitres of wine every year. 

Within this renowned region, the most popular offering is Bordeaux blend wines – a harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, and at times, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, and Muscadelle too.  

In this blog, Benchmark Wines has handpicked a selection of the top 7 Bordeaux blend wines that won’t break the bank. Priced under $60, these handpicked wines offer exceptional quality and value, making them accessible to all wine enthusiasts. 

7 Best Bordeaux Wine   

1. Ch. Fayau Bordeaux Superior 2016 – $49.00 

Château Fayau Bordeaux Superior 2016 displays a deep ruby color, inviting you to indulge in the aromas of ripe dark fruits, such as blackberries and blackcurrants. On the palate, this Bordeaux Superior reveals its complexity and depth with its velvety texture. The ripe fruit flavors harmonize with subtle hints of spice and a touch of oak, with well-integrated tannins that add structure to the wine. It pairs elegantly with a variety of dishes like grilled steak, a hearty lamb stew, or a selection of aged cheeses. 

This particular vintage showcases the exceptional quality of the 2016 harvest in Bordeaux. The meticulous vineyard management and the expertise of the winemaking team at Château Fayau have resulted in a wine of remarkable character and expression. 

The label “Bordeaux Superior” signifies that this wine adheres to stricter production standards set forth by the Bordeaux appellation. 

Château Fayau Bordeaux Superior
Château Fayau Bordeaux Superior

2. Ch. La Freynelle Rose Bordeaux Clairet 2019 – $59.00 

Château La Freynelle Rosé Bordeaux Clairet 2019 is a delightful and refreshing wine that captures the essence of summer in every sip. In the glass, it presents a mesmerizing pale pink hue that sparkles with hints of coral. Its vibrant color invites you to indulge in its aromatic bouquet, which bursts with a medley of red berries and delicate floral notes. 

On the palate, this Bordeaux Clairet reveals a perfect balance between freshness and fruitiness. Juicy flavors of strawberries, raspberries, and hints of citrus intertwine, creating a harmonious symphony of flavors. It is a versatile wine that shines on its own as a delightful aperitif but also pairs wonderfully with light salads, fresh seafood, grilled vegetables, and even aromatic cheeses. 

Ch. La Freynelle Rose Bordeaux Clairet
Ch. La Freynelle Rose Bordeaux Clairet

3. Ch. Jean Faux “Les Sources” Bordeaux Superieur Rouge 2015 – $49.00  

Château Jean Faux “Les Sources” Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge 2015 reveals a deep garnet color in the glass. Swirling the wine gently releases an aroma of black fruits, spices, and a touch of earthiness. On the palate, it leaves a velvety texture with flavors of ripe blackberries, black cherries, and plums. The fruit is complemented by hints of cedar, tobacco, and a touch of dark chocolate.  

The wine harmonizes beautifully with grilled meats, roasted game, and hearty stews, enhancing the flavors of each bite. 

Ch. Jean Faux “Les Sources” Bordeaux Superieur Rouge 2015 - $49.00
Ch. Jean Faux “Les Sources” Bordeaux Superieur Rouge

4. Ch. Jean Faux ‘Sainte Radegonde’ Bordeaux Blanc 2016 – $54.00  

Château Jean Faux ‘Sainte Radegonde’ Bordeaux Blanc 2016 reveals a luminous golden hue that sparkles with hints of green color in the glass. It emits the aroma of citrus blossoms, white peaches, and a touch of tropical fruit.  

On the palate, it delights with its crisp acidity and flavors of juicy grapefruit, ripe pears, and a subtle hint of honeyed sweetness. The wine’s creamy texture adds a luxurious touch, while a gentle minerality lingers in the background. In terms of food pairing, it complements seafood like grilled fish, fresh oysters, or delicate shellfish. Its vibrant acidity also makes it a wonderful companion to light salads, creamy cheeses, and poultry dishes. 

Ch. Jean Faux ‘Sainte Radegonde’ Bordeaux Blanc
Ch. Jean Faux ‘Sainte Radegonde’ Bordeaux Blanc

5. Trois Maisons Blanc Bordeaux 2018 – $39.00  

Trois Maisons Blanc Bordeaux 2018 is a wine that invites you to explore the beauty and diversity of Bordeaux’s white wines. In the glass, it presents a pale straw color, shimmering with hints of green. As you approach the glass, you can smell delicate aromas of citrus fruits, such as zesty lemon and tangy grapefruit, accompanied by subtle floral undertones. 

On the palate, it relishes ripe white peaches, juicy pears, and a touch of tropical fruit, all beautifully balanced by a nuanced minerality. It pairs well with light seafood and salads to creamy cheeses and poultry dishes. 

Trois Maisons Blanc Bordeaux
Trois Maisons Blanc Bordeaux

6. Maison Aux Lorettes ‘Pour Amelie’ Blaye Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge 2019 – Organic (No sulphites) – $39.00  

Maison Aux Lorettes ‘Pour Amelie’ Blaye Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Rouge 2019 is a wine that stands out not only for its exceptional quality but also for its commitment to organic winemaking and the absence of added sulfites. Crafted with utmost care and respect for the environment, this wine offers a unique and natural expression of the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux appellation. 

In the glass, it has a deep ruby color that reflects the wine’s depth and intensity. As you bring the glass to your nose, a captivating bouquet of ripe red berries, such as juicy cherries and plump raspberries, greets your senses. 

On the palate, it’s smooth and velvety. The absence of added sulfites allows the fruit flavors to take the center stage, unadulterated by any artificial preservatives.

Maison Aux Lorettes ‘Pour Amelie’ Blaye Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge
Maison Aux Lorettes ‘Pour Amelie’ Blaye Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux Rouge

7. Ch. Montet Grande Richesse 2009 AOC Bordeaux – $39.00 

Château Montet Grande Richesse 2009 AOC Bordeaux reveals a deep, ruby-red color that speaks of its maturity and complexity. The wine gently releases an alluring bouquet of dark fruits, such as blackberries and black cherries, with notes of cedar, tobacco, and a hint of warm spices.  

On the palate, this AOC Bordeaux wine offers a harmonious symphony of ripe black fruits and velvety tannins with hints of vanilla, mocha, and a touch of earthiness. It pairs exquisitely with grilled meats, roasted game, and hearty stews. 

Ch. Montet Grande Richesse 2009 AOC Bordeaux
Ch. Montet Grande Richesse 2009 AOC Bordeaux

Conclusion 

In conclusion, our exploration of the 7 must-try Bordeaux blends under $60 has uncovered a range of exceptional wines that embody the essence of this renowned region. From the artful blending of varietals to the balance of flavors, each bottle represents the craftsmanship and heritage of Bordeaux winemaking.  

Now, it’s time for you to experience these affordable treasures for yourself. Lucky you, all of these wines are ready to get delivered right to your doorstep. Benchmark Wines, being one of the best wine shops in Singapore not only has a wide variety of wines but also offers $30 off on your first order.  

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Want to read about the Bordeaux blend in more detail? Read this – What is a Bordeaux blend? The amazing grape symphony. 

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