Chateau Cardus 1995 Medoc ($9.99)
Very dark ruby, almost black. Plummy black fruit with leathery overtones, a bit closed. simple but pleasant fruit flavor with tangy lemon-squirt acidity. Surprisingly good value for a seven-year-old Bordeaux under $10, although it's really no match for the more expensive wine. US Importer: Seagram Chateau & Estate Wines Ltd., NYC. (Apr 27, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with medium-rare pan-grilled lamb chops.

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