Although top properties garner all the headlines and seemingly charge what they want, life can be a struggle for others. We seek out those who don't cut corners but still make wonderful wines that offer a good price/quality ratio.
White Bordeaux is often neglected and undervalued but in Pessac-Léognan there are oak-aged wines of a complexity and minerality rarely seen in France outside Burgundy.
The glorious sweet wines of Sauternes and Barsac are the result of tiny yields, a lot of work in the vineyard and a reliance on nature.
Our generic clarets are sourced from Sichel and Moueix, long established growers and négociants with great reputations. Finally there are the wonderful crus châteaux, where we try and follow properties that we buy en primeur and we know have a proven track record.
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This has been made even more attractive by the addition of some extra old-vine Merlot to give it a bit more of the succulence and juiciness for which it is renowned, while still retaining its classic balance and style. More »BordeauxMerlotRed - Medium-bodied13.0%Lamb burgers with an Asian-style plum and soy compote
Product Code: CW00112A fresh and crisp Sauvignon with typically aromatic, asparagus aromas and lively fruit on the palate. Easy drinking, attractive and great value. More »BordeauxSauvignon BlancWhite - Dry & crisp12.0%Baked goat's cheese salad with pear, walnuts and honey vinaigrette
Product Code: CR06309Mellow red and black fruits are evident, followed by an appealing nose of toasted oak. On the palate there are warm, jammy fruit flavours with a rounded finish. It is from an estate near to Fronsac on the Right Bank. More »BordeauxMerlotRed - Medium-bodied13.0%Slow-roasted lamb shanks
Product Code: CR45008HThere is great concentration and intensity of fruit due to reduced yields. The structure is well complemented by the vibrant juiciness of the fruit. More »Haut-MédocCabernet SauvignonRed - Medium-bodied12.5%Water buffalo fillet with a bone marrow crust and fondant potatoes
Product Code: CR001HThis has been made even more attractive by the addition of some extra old-vine Merlot to give it a bit more of the succulence and juiciness for which it is renowned, while still retaining its classic balance and style. More »BordeauxMerlotRed - Medium-bodied13.0%Lamb burgers with an Asian-style plum and soy compote
Product Code: CR06407Purchased in 2002 by Sichels, this property is situated in the Entre-deux-Mers. The excellent terroir produces robust and soft fruited wines with concentration and balance. Argadens is one of the best Bordeaux Supérieur around. More »BordeauxMerlotRed - Medium-bodied13.0%Breast of wood pigeon, wild mushrooms and cavolo nero
Product Code: CP00512A delicious strawberry scented rosé, with great balance. The palate is fresh and succulent, with hints of cassis and strawberry. The finish is long and clean. More »BordeauxCabernet SauvignonRosé - Dry & elegant12.0%Tarragon chicken with roasted tomatoes on the vine