Die Cotes de Bordeaux 2018 haben großartige, charaktervolle, konzentrierte, aromatische, reiche Weine hervorgebracht, die sich für einen Preis verkaufen. Un grand nombre des meilleurs terroirs de la Côte de Bordeaux sont très semblables à ceux de Saint-Émilion et d’autres vignobles de la rive droite.

Les amateurs de vin et les consommateurs avisés qui ne sont pas focalisés sur les grands noms peuvent être tout à fait satisfaits de la large sélection de vins fabuleux à bon prix en 2018. Best of all, most of these wines are already drinking well, so you can enjoy them as soon as they go on sale. Although some may age 10 to 15 or 20 years if you are looking for more secondary features.

The following 2018 Côtes de Bordeaux wines were tasted in my home office in early 2021 under non-blinding conditions. The 2018 Bordeaux Superière and other award-winning wines are discussed in separate articles.

2018 – Daiguillet-Castillon Côte de Bordeaux – Aromas of flowers, wild cherry, licorice, gravel and truffle shape the nose. The palate is supple, sensual and fresh, with a finish of licorice, red plums and juicy cherries, with a hint of dark chocolate in the aftertaste. 94 pts.

2018 – Alcee-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – The cornucopia of red and black fruit comes with support, licorice, espresso and black with red cherry, medium/full bodied, fresh, supple and long, this is already showing well and will get even better with a little more maturation. Made from 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. 92 pt.

2018 – Ampelia-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – Barbecue smoke, espresso, sweet red fruit and a supple texture make this taste easy. You can enjoy it on the way out. 90 pt.

2018 – Belle Coline-Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux – The fruit is ripe, clean and spicy with floral overtones, licorice and espresso notes. Soft texture, medium body, forward and ready, you can enjoy it on the way out. It is a strong, expensive Bordeaux wine. 90 pt.

2018 – Bourdieu Côtes de Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux – Licorice, espresso, cocoa and dark red fruit are harvested effortlessly. The wine is round, fruity and lush, filled with ripe, sweet berries and chocolate. You can enjoy it right out of the box and for years to come. 91 pt

2018 – Bourdieu Absolute-Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux – Deeply colored, with a hefty dose of Malbec in the mix, the wine is filled with an array of spice, flowers, wet earth and dark red fruit. Round, lush and full of fleshy, earthy red fruit and espresso beans, it only needs 2-3 years of cellaring before it’s ready to enjoy. 92 pt.

2018 – The Bourdieu N1-Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux is a medium-bodied, fresh, sweet and fruity wine, with a juicy, fresh blend of round red fruits and cocoa on the aromatic finish. 91 pt

2018 – Bourdon La Tour-Côtes de Bordeaux – Espresso, wet earth, red fruit and a hint of spice on the nose, the wine is medium-bodied, forward and finishes with sweet, bright red fruit. Drink it for the next few years. 86 pt.

2018 – Cap de Faugere – Côtes de Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – Fresh and juicy, this is a wine with ripe plums, cherries, licorice, coffee beans, cocoa and spice. Lush, voluptuous and full of sweet red and dark red berries, it’s good now, but a few more years in the cellar will make it even better. The wine is made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 92 pt

2018 – Carignan Prima-Premières Côtes de Bordeaux – Medium-bodied, forward, sweet, drink early with plums, olives, pepper, spices in the background. You can drink it on the way out. 86 pt.

2018 – Prima-Premières Côtes de Bordeaux Carignan is a medium-bodied, supple, light, easy-drinking, fully finished wine. 84 operations

2018 – Claud-Bellevue-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – Medium-bodied, forward, soft, round, shows its chocolate, lush, cherry profile with ease. 88 pt.

2018 – Clos Lunelles-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – Fast undurchsichtig in der Farbe, ist der Wein ebenso dunkel in der Farbe. The base with Kaffeebohnen, Rauch, Lakritze, Blumen and schwarzem Kirschlikör is intense. The palate is equally rich, with rich, powerful layers of ripe blackberries, red and blue fruits, dark chocolate and crushed stone. The most powerful wine in the appellation, give it 5-8 years before pulling the cork. The wine is made from a blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. 94 pts.

2018 – Croix Lartigue-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – Medium-bodied, lush, round, soft and juicy, with pleasant flesh, soft texture and a load of ripe, sweet red fruit, cocoa-coated cherries and licorice on the finish. 91 pt

2018 – dArce-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – The wine is full of dark chocolate covered cherries and licorice with smoke and floral notes in the background. Lush, voluptuous and sweet, with concentrated layers of juicy, fresh, ripe back cherries, plums, licorice and sour espresso beans, this is already a delight. 92 pt.

2018 – de Francs Infinity-Côtes de Francs – Deeply colored, the wine begins with espresso, licorice, damp wood and a hint of black cherry. Round, fruity, bright and sweet, with earthy nuances and espresso notes to accompany the red plums, cherries and pebbles on the finish, this wine will get even better with a few years in the cellar. 92 pts.

2018 – de Francs Les Cerisiers-Côtes de Francs is medium-bodied, with a nice touch of savory minerality over ripe, sweet red berries. You’ll also find fresh plums, cocoa, espresso and a juicy, stony, salty finish. Leave it in the cellar for a few years before unplugging. 90 pt.

2018 – Domaine-de-la-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – rich, lush and silky, with layers of ripe, sweet and juicy red and black fruit, this is already a delight. Layers of black cherry and plum offer purity, length, freshness and serious persistence on the finish. This is the best wine of the domain of Stéphane Derenoncourt. 94 pt.

2018 – Dubois-Grimont – Côtes de Castillon Bordeaux – Frankincense, spice, smoke, licorice and ripe, sweet fruit come alive in this soft, fresh, sweet and creamy medium-bodied wine that leaves plenty of silky, polished red fruit on the finish. 90 pt.

2018 – Fugas Maldor – Côtes de Bourg – Spicy, meaty, black fruit, herbs, wet earth and tobacco on the nose. The wine is rich, soft, round, with an earthy, leafy essence to the fresh, sweet blackcurrant fruit. 91 pts.

2018 – Gigault Cuvée Viva-Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux – With all the ripe, sweet red fruit, licorice, espresso and cocoa you’d expect here, the wine is fresh, juicy, elegant and round, with a rich, ripe and luscious finish. Drink young, or keep for a few years. 91 pts.

2018 – Grands Marechaux-Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux – Fresh, fruity, sweet, elegant, medium-bodied, charming, precocious, with bright red berry, spice, licorice and espresso notes. It is a wine that can be drunk on the way out. 89 Coefficients

2018 – Guionne Cuvée Renaissance-Côtes de Bourg – Sweet, juicy, round, supple, smooth and ready to drink, with black, red and blue fruit and a silky texture. This well-priced gem is already very tasty. 90 pt.

2018 – Haut Bertinerie-Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux – With hints of minerality, earthy dark red fruit, cocoa and a hint of plum, the wine is medium-bodied, forward and chewy with a strong olive note on the finish. 87 pts.

2018 – Haut-La-Pereyre Cuvée Meste-Jean-Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux – A fruity cuvée for easy and early enjoyment. 82 pt.

2018 – La Brande-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – Sophisticated, plush, fruity wine full of plums and licorice, with ripe, fresh cherries and a touch of earth on the finish. You can enjoy it from the youth side. 90 pt.

2018 – La Prade – Côtes de Francs – Cocoa, black raspberry, truffle, spice and dusty red berries meet on the nose and palate. Soft and stony, with a strong mineral essence, it only needs a few years before it is ready to relax. If you’re looking for a value-for-money Bordeaux and aren’t familiar with La Pradé, you should meet this wine, which is 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc. 93 pt.

2018 – Lafite Côte de Bordeaux – medium-bodied, sweet and spicy, juicy fruit with accents of olives, herbs, thyme, with spicy spicy red berries and a slightly jerky finish. 86 pt.

2018 – lAurage-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – Five spices is the first thing you notice before diving into licorice, sweet plums, coffee bean and cocoa on the nose and palate. Elegant, silky and fresh, it completes a weave of ripe berries with a hint of espresso. You can drink it now or let it age for a few years. The wine is a blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. 92 pt

2018 – Laussac-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – medium-bodied, soft, fresh, silky, with lots of energy, red fruit and spice, just right for drinking in the short term. 89 Coefficients

2018 – The Laussac-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux is medium-bodied, sweet, fruity, with a pleasant, fresh, sweet red fruit character surrounded by licorice and espresso. This drink is best when you are young, for all your fruit. 88 pt.

2018 – Laussac Cuvée Sacha-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – Super textured, round, lush and fruity, you’ll find a generous dose of plum, black cherry, earth and the perfect amount of dark chocolate on the nose and palate here, making it a delight to drink right out of the gate. 91pts.

2018 – Le Doyenné-Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux – Floral notes pair perfectly with bright, medium-bodied wines with cherries and red plums on the nose and palate. It’s all about the crunchy red berries. 86 pt.

2018 – Le Rey Les Argileuses-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – Smoke, spice, flowers and fresh red fruit smell good. In the mouth, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, silky and fresh, with a good sense of red fruit purity. Soft, supple and long, it is a delight already in the glass. It’s hard to find better value for money in Bordeaux today. 92 pt.

2018 – Le Rey Les Rocheuses-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – Spicy aromas of cherry, espresso, plum, cherry, licorice and English breakfast tea prepare you for what is to come. From there, enjoy lots of silky, elegant, refined, sweet and juicy red fruit and a feeling of crushed stone. Свежий, энергичный и длиный, это одна из главных ценностей, которые вы можете найти в Бордо сегодня. 91 пт

2018 – Les Charmes-Godard Blanc-Côtes de Francs – Juicy, fresh and bright lemon, yellow tropical fruit with hints of green apple come through nicely. The lively finish adds notes of white peach and that all-important touch of minerality. You can enjoy it on the way out. 92 pt.

2018 – Les Hauts de Palette-Côtes de Bordeaux – Bright red fruit and medium-bodied, earthy, leafy herbs produced in an early drinking style is what you’ll find here. 85 pt.

2018 – Montlandry-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – shows much better in the bottle than in the barrel. You will now find more intensity, richness and complexity. The nose opens with notes of flowers, licorice, damp earth, cherry and plum. Silky smooth, rich and fresh, with layers of elegant ripe sweet fruit on the note, this is the best vintage Montlandrie I have ever tasted! The wines are a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 93 pt.

2018 – Prieure Saint-Anne-Côtes de Bordeaux – This Merlot-dominated blend delivers its earthy, chewy, salty, fruity character with ease. The finish with espresso, dark chocolate and cherry is slightly spicier and more spicy than sweet. 87 pts.

2018 – Puygueraud-Côtes de Francs – Flowers, black cherries, cocoa and crushed rocks on the nose. Medium-bodied, sweet, fresh and fruity, mineral, dusty, nasty finish. You can enjoy it now, or wait a few years for more sweetness and complexity. This is the best cup of Puygueraud I have ever drunk. 92 points.

2018 – Réaut-Premières Côtes de Bordeaux – Bright, crisp, sweet and tart red berries, medium-bodied, filled with cocoa notes, and more of those sweet and tart red berries on the finish. 86 pt.

2018 – Réaut Carat-Premières Côtes de Bordeaux – Sweet, lush, supple dark red fruit with a streak of spice are at the heart of this wine. Sweet, juicy red fruit, licorice and a little chocolate come through in the finish. You can benefit from this before you graduate and for the next 7-8 years or more. 89 Coefficients

2018 – Renon-Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux – Forward, medium-bodied, juicy red wine with bright, tart red berry notes on the crisp finish. You can drink it on the way out. 86 pt.

2018 – Reynon-Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux – A strong spicy note combines with black raspberry and red plum pitfruit. A little smoke, tobacco leaf and spice complement the wine perfectly. You can enjoy it as soon as you leave. 88 pt.

2018 – Roc de Cambes-Côtes de Bourg – Tones of chocolate, smoke, licorice, old wood and black cherry emerge this year. The fruit has something wild, but also sweetness, freshness and purity. The energetic and entertaining ending wraps it up nicely. 93 pt.

2018 – Roquevielle-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux is a medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, bright, plummy, red fruit wine with round tannins and lots of red fruit on the finish. It’s ready to be drunk on the way out. 89 Coefficients

2018 – Roquevielle Excellence – Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – Supple, fresh, sweet, red fruit, silky tannins and lots of black with red plums in a lush finish here. It’s quite tasty and should drink well on the way out. 91 pts.

2018 – Veyry-Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux – Rich, full, lush and layered with dark red berries and chocolate, the wine hits your palate with layers of fruit, spice, licorice and dark cocoa. It’s already good, but it will get even better from here. 92 pt.

frequently asked questions

Is 2018 a good year for Bordeaux?

2018 was a great vintage for red Bordeaux, with powerful, full-bodied, rich wines in most appellations. 2018 was a good to very good year for dry whites, with some sweet and attractive whites from a long, dry vintage that did not succumb to noble rot.

Was 2018 a good year for French wine?

2018 promises to be an exceptional year for French wine – the best in nearly a decade. … All of the country’s wine-producing regions, with the exception of Corsica, Languedoc-Roussillon and the Côte d’Azur, reported more grapes and better quality than in the previous five years.

Was 2018 a good year for wine?

Vintage 2018. Overall, the 2018 wine was a very successful year. While many regions, such as Piedmont and Barolo in particular, have yet to release their 2018 vintage, everything points to this being a great year for much of Europe. … Burgundy has produced some very good wines, both red and white.

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