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The TOP 10 best wines of 2013 under $15

A $10 bottle of Bordeaux described as a full, concentrated, densely structured wine has been declared the best value wine by experts at Wine Enthusiast magazine.

Oct 24, 2013 | By AFPRelaxnews

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A $10 bottle of Bordeaux described as a full, concentrated, densely structured wine has been declared the best value wine by experts at Wine Enthusiast magazine.

The 2011 Chateau Mayne Guyon from Blaye Cotes in Bordeaux bested 99 other bottles in the magazine’s Top 100 Best Buys of 2013, a list of the best-tasting wines under $15 that offer an excellent “quality-to-price ratio.”

Magazine editors claim that of the thousands of wines reviewed over the past year, only five percent (or 922 bottles) were given the Best Buy designation.

Wines are then whittled down to a tidy top 100 ranking based on other factors such as availability and buzz. US wines dominate the list followed by bottles from France, Portugal, Spain and Italy.

A critic from Bordeaux Wines in the US meanwhile describes the Chateau Mayne Guyon as a plummy, ripe, juicy wine with cedar notes and good balance.

Here are the Top 10 best buys for under $15 according to Wine Enthusiast:

1. 2011 Chateau Mayne Guyon, France
2. Aveleda 2012 Quinta da Aveleda, Portugal
3. Kirkland Signature 2011 Pinot Noir, US
4. Barnard Griffin 2012 Riesling, US
5. Scheiblhofer 2010 Andau Zweigelt, Austria
6. Chateau Bianca 2011 Pinot Gris, US
7. Cramele Recas 2012 Dreamfish Sauvignon Blanc, Romania
8. Tres Ojos 2011 Garnacha, Spain
9. Trapiche 2010 Broquel Malbec, Argentina
10. Villa Cafaggio 2010 Basilica Cafaggio Single Estate, Italy


 
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