Adam’s Pick: Chateau Taillefer Pomerol 2011, $35
As most Pomerol these days approaches a $100+ price-point, it is refreshing to know that you can still find (a few) relative values from this provincial region that produces some of the greatest wines in the world (Petrus, anyone?). The 2011 vintage will not be as long-lived as that of the famed 2009 and 2010, but for wines to drink now, you can’t do much better. Dense and luxurious, this Pomerol gives classic dark cherry, plum and blackberry fruit with notes of chocolate ganache, flowers, spice and iron atop a mineral-laden energetic frame. For pairing: burgers.