Wine from the Bordeaux region is among the most inexpensive types of wine available the world over, so if you’re looking for a great wine bargain, you can find great Bordeaux under $25 per bottle. Consider serving any of these eight great Bordeaux under $25 for an upcoming event or gathering:
2005 Chateau Fonguillon L’Enclos
A dark and slightly bitter Bordeaux, this merlot-based wine smells like leather with hints of brass undertones. It is made in AOC Montagne St-Emilion of the August St. Emilion region of France.
Food pairing: Most red meat: steak, barbecued beef, sausage, and ribs, gumbo
Average price: $22.00 per bottle via E. Joseph Wines
Clercy Grossard 2003 Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc
If you’re looking for a light and aromatic white wine, this Bordeaux provides a crisp and clean finish with a medium-bodied texture. The fruity and slightly creamy texture is a good match for light white meats and some desserts.
Food pairing: Ham, pork, turkey and chicken
Average price: $11.99 per bottle
Chateau Malbat 2003 Bordeaux
A dark tinted purple wine, this Bordeaux has hints of blackcurrant, cedar and herbs. The soft tannins balance out the acidity of this red wine, and it pairs well with most red meats.
Food pairing: Lamb chops, filet and other tender red meats.
Average price: $8.99 per bottle
Chateau Dubraud Cotes De Blaye 2005
This intense red wine is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. The medium to full-bodied wine is slightly sweet and has hints of raspberry and cassis.
Food pairing: Almost any food including red meats, seafood, and chocolate desserts
Average price: $14.99 via Snooth.com
Chateau Le Bonnat Red Bordeaux
With its distinctive chocolate and strawberry nose and hints of fruit, this high-quality Bordeaux under $25 is a good match for wine dinners and other special events. Winemaker Magazine reports that this wine is “perfect to drink now”.
Food pairing: Steak and other red meats, pasta dishes with a red sauce, some seafood
Average price: $19.99 via Snooth.com
Chateau Peyredoulle Cuvee Maine 2005
This oak-aged Bordeaux is mostly comprised of Merlot and has hints of plum, black fruit flavors and mushrooms. It’s a smooth red wine that complements most pasta and meat dishes, and also works well as a red wine to serve with a cheese plate.
Food pairing: Dense red meats, well-seasoned and spicy dishes
Average price: $16.95 per bottle via Snooth.com
Chateau de Cazenove 2005 Bordeaux Superieur
A sweet wine with hints of red and black cherry, and rich, ripe fruits, this Bordeaux is a medium-bodied wine that complements most dishes with its soft and velvety finish.
Food pairing: Spicy dishes, light and dark meats, seafood
Average price: $19.95 per bottle via Morrellwine.com
Chateau Saint Colombe 2005 Cotes de Castillon
With its mix of black currant, cherry fruit and spice, this ruby-colored wine is a rich and fruity drink that complements pasta dishes and desserts. The rich flavors and soft texture also make it a great choice for beginner wine enthusiasts.
Food pairing: Light red meats, red sauce pasta dishes, pastries and chocolate desserts
Average price: $14.95 via Morrellwine.com