Monday, February 2, 2015

Day 33 - Chateau Haut-Sorillon Bordeaux Superieur

Trader Joe’s does this marvelous little thing called WINE TASTINGS.  They used to do them much more frequently, and we used to purchase more wine.  Yes, the tastings are the very best way for a customer to try a new wine and often times decide to put it in their cart and take it home.  I can’t imagine how much MORE WINE each store sells on days they do tastings.

Ahhh - wine tasting at Trader Joe's!  
So recently, the Trader Joe’s in Clarendon (Arlington, VA) was having a wine tasting.  It was set up riiiight when you entered the store.  J  What better way to start your shopping trip, eh?  Of course we stopped and one of the wines being poured was Chateau Haut-Sorillon Bordeaux Superieur.  Let me just say this from the get-go – it could have tasted like red Kool-Aid and many of us would have still bought it, because the wine sample guy was so amazing!  He had a heavy French accent and here he was pouring a lovely French Bordeaux!  And he knew a ton about it, too – the area of origin, the alcohol content, the reason the grapes are so special….  But the thing is, he did not explain it in the hoity-toity way so many sommeliers or waiters do, he explained everything with loooove. 

Chateau Haut-Sorillon Bordeaux Superieur (say it with a French accent!)
So, even though we were drinking out of tiny plastic sample cups, that wine tasted lovely.  It is fruity, hearty, and with some nice tannins.  And we, along with other people doing the tasting, made sure to grab a bottle to bring home with us. 

At $8.99, it is not one of the cheapest wines on the Trader Joe’s shelves, but it is worth the money (and heck, it is still under $10!). Tip – the Frenchman told us to make sure to let this breathe before drinking. 

Price - $8.99

Rating – 4

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for the review! I did looooved that wine.