Bordeaux 2018

John Melhuish and Robert Boutflower visited in ‘En Primeur Week’, early April, starting in the Médoc and concluding in the Right Bank on the Friday, 254 wines later! Proprietors speak of it as one of the best recent vintages they have made, qualitatively like ‘09 or ’16 yet very much its own style.

The critics liked the wines and their reports are bullish across the board with some big scores for top wines. To guide you we have amalgamated their scores into one range for easy comparison.

We are preparing a PDF Offer with full notes on ‘drinking clarets’ and a more comprehensive summary from us, including tasting notes. Below you can click through to a spreadsheet which lists the wines we like, can offer and will have available to buy.

Bordeaux 2018 En Primeur Live Spreadsheet >

Bordeaux 2018 En Primeur Offer PDF >

Below is the list of wines released that are currently available to buy.

Please ring us if you need to discuss specific wines, or any that are not listed here.

Many wines from this offer are available in alternative bottle sizes (supplementary charges may apply).

The 2018 Cellars

Red

Vintage

2018

Notes

Well made, juicy with good definition and weight. There’s plenty of su...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£48.00

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Vintage

2018

Notes

Totally fired up about this, straight out of the barrel, this wine is...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£54.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

There's a fresh bread aroma mingling with pretty dark fruit on the nos...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£72.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Fresh and quite crunchy fruit with textured oak, juicy and well struct...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£78.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Simple, straightforward but with a robust side and a ripe feel that re...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£84.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Soft and pretty, both on the nose and in the mouth. Good density, ripe...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£90.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Linked to Château Pedesclaux which has come on in leaps and bounds, we...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£90.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Dark fruit, black cherry coming through some firm tannins. Good balanc...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£96.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

This is a year for big wines with richness a tannins aplenty; Cissac s...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£99.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

A juicy wine from the Pavie-Macquin team, with weight, depth and big r...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£102.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Another cracking effort this vintage with super fruit and generous, ro...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£108.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Another super wine from Tour de By where they coped well with the heat...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£114.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Pure Merlot that escaped the mildew, so there's good, ripe, brambly fr...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£120.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

That dry and dusty side to Fonreaud was showing, surprisingly, with a...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£126.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Simply delicious freshness and character this vintage, with a brillian...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£132.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Bright, ripe with a mix of red and black fruits, nicely textured tanni...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£135.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Mauvesin-Barton has turned in an excellent wine in 2018. Freshness on...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£138.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Superb, ripe, damson fruit with lovely spice which pulled this wine in...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£144.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Pipeau does well in warmer vintages and this has a lot of the qualitie...

Pack Size

Price

£144.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Surpringly light in colour with a spicy, cinnamon note. Ripe and curra...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£144.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Tiny yields due to the mildew but… a fabulous wine. Much like Palmer,...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£156.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Pack Size

Price

£174.00

Qty.

Vintage

2018

Notes

A lovely, pretty nose of violets and dark chocolate. Good concentrati...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£174.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Lovely rich fruit, chunky tannin and a rich, intense core. Tannins are...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£174.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Gorgeous fruit muddled with fine tannin, this is a biggish mouthful of...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£192.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

New to our list this year, a 'Lalande' property that reflects how well...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£192.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Quite a ripe, dried fruit nose which develops power and yet keeps a so...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£198.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Gently spicy feel, quite vivaceous and driven. Plenty of richness yet...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£198.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Lots of big black fruit character but very fresh, very appealing. A go...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£204.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Ripe fruit, with a herby, savoury note. There are classic notes of sla...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£204.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Minty, resiny notes on the nose. Easy feel, nice curranty character. L...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£210.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Cruzelles is quite simple, soft and balanced this year, very approacha...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£210.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

This wowed the critics (97 points from the Wine Advocate) and it is im...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£216.00

Qty.

Vintage

2018

Notes

A lot of good quality black cherry and cassis come through both on the...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£216.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

This ever-dependable second wine has a core of black fruit, a ripe, bl...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£222.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

You expect great wines at Ducru-Beaucaillou which puts on a great tast...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£228.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste has made brilliant wine yet again, and this...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£228.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Bright, curranty, very attractive nose. Supple tannins around a core o...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£240.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

100% Merlot. Very full-on, ripe mulberry nose. Supple, rounded with a...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£240.00

Qty.

Vintage

2018

Notes

Quite ripe on the nose. Juicy, balanced, not a blockbuster but pretty...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£246.00

Qty.

Vintage

2018

Notes

Next door to Château Montrose, Meyney continues to build in stature. L...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£246.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

A well-priced claret to tuck away for a while, all angles at the momen...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£252.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Raspberry and cherry notes. Good sweet fruit backed by ripe tannin, qu...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£252.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Nathalie Navarre told us that their last Merlot, from cool clay soils,...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£252.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Intense, dark and slightly truffley core to Talbot with a creamy oak o...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£258.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

A little austere alround, with a hint of dried fruit and some blocky t...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£282.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Chasse-Spleen really needs time this year. It is a little brutal, with...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£294.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Superb colour and an intense nose suggest great things, and the palate...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£297.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Very intense on the nose, currant and almost a meaty note, Larcis come...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£297.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Tremendous aromas on Durfort: blackcurrant, violet and cinnamon. Almos...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£306.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Gentle, quite pure and focused. Round, composed and friendly with some...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£324.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Smokey bacon notes mingle with mulberry and blackberry fruit, an inten...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£327.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Freddie Casteja of Ch Batailley is turning this place around. You get...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£336.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Svelte and poised this year.  An elegant, calm yet pretty powerfu...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£336.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Pack Size

Price

£360.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Ripe and powerful, the character here is all spice and richness. The t...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£366.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Red plum and redcurrant fruit is very pretty, lively and fresh before...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£372.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Terrific fruit character on this wine; overtly curranty yet soft and r...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£372.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Deep inky colour, Leoville has a core of black fruit, a sumptuous feel...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£379.50

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Decent weight of fruit, in fact dollops of damson and mulberry with a...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£384.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

An American fancy, this year Clos de L'Eglise got great marks from their critics. It is hefty, brooding, stuffed with dense black fruit and almost glowering tannins...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£390.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

We tasted this at Château Canon and it is definitely improving in the...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£396.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

La Croix is the second wine of Ducru-Beaucaillou and has a wonderful n...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£402.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Blackberry and soft, ripe plum come through – it’s very forward in str...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£402.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Bright nose, lashings of dark fruit, mulberry and creamy oak which co...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£408.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Rich, ripe fruit on the nose and front palate, soft and concentrated w...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£408.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

The smoky nose shows a lot of fruit and ripeness with elegant, ripe br...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£408.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

There's almost a third Cabernet Franc in the blend this year, deemed s...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£432.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Chunkier nose, almost boysenberry (big blackberries!) with intensity a...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£435.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Once again the plaudits are there for Rauzan-Ségla in an uneven Margau...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£450.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

A  very early harvest by the new team at Troplong set it up for much more finesse and elegance than under the previous...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£459.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Branaire has been pushing on in recent times, the 2018 looking very sm...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£462.00

Qty.

Vintage

2018

Notes

Out of the Léoville-Las Cases stable which is making superb wines, the...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£468.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

The mildew hit hard at this biodynamic and organic flagship property w...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£519.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Under new direction, Haut-Batailley is making a big effort. Super nose...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£522.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Attractive compote nose initially. Gutsy and quite beefy in the palate...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£534.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Brilliant. Pavie-Macquin has a superior feel in this vintage, somehow,...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£636.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Lots of very pretty, stylish black fruit on the nose, seamless onto th...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£660.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Second vintage in a row now that Bélair-Monange has attracted great pr...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£702.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Dark fruit, dark chocolate, slap of new oak, fleshy - lots of drive an...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£783.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

At the bigger end of the scale with lots of extraction and weight. Tan...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£795.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Particularly fresh, lemony on the nose then a hint of herbs on the pal...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£828.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

The Comtesse is quite beautiful in 2018. Lots of extraction and spice,...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£828.00

Qty.

Vintage

2018

Notes

Real richness and ripeness of fruit but lovely, not over-blown. Curran...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£864.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Stylish, quite showy and well-balanced. Wears the alcohol well, substa...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£888.00

Qty.

Vintage

2018

Notes

Lovely mouthfeel, pretty and quite Margaux. Tense in the mouth, juicy...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£894.00

Qty.

Vintage

2018

Notes

Lots of concentration, intensity and depth of colour, packed with blac...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£996.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Floral, then very fruit-filled on the palate with good texture brought...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£1,008.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Mouton's second wine is full-on, very ripe and rich with a deep core o...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£1,062.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2017

Notes

Opulent yet fresh, silky yet powerful with big tannins that somehow glide rather than stomp. Figeac is both precise and complex...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£1,086.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Extremely impressive, Las Cases is certainly living up to its mark of...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£1,086.00

Qty.

Vintage

2018

Notes

Classic Pomerol with depth and concentration, lots of chunky tannin in...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£1,308.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

Cool, fresh, balanced and poised. Good acidity around dark chocolate,...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£1,500.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

John loved Mouton; great substance, super spicy decadence, wonderful c...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£2,556.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Note of oak right at the front. Seductive, round and supple. Lovely pr...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£2,556.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

Without doubt a candidate for ‘Wine of the Vintage” from us and many o...

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£2,892.00

Qty.

 

Vintage

2018

Notes

The later-picked Cabernet Franc seems to hold all the aces this vintage, and Ausone uses it to launch an intensity of aromas that few can match...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£3,450.00

Qty.

White

Vintage

2018

Notes

A rich, peachy side to Lespault in 2018, with a touch of exotic mango, even honey about it. Clean to finish, if full and quite luscious... 

Pack Size

case of 12

Price

£204.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021

Vintage

2018

Notes

A wine where the richness of the vintage, all apricots and peaches, is balanced by lean, crisp acidity. There's a nice smoky note on it too...

Pack Size

case of 6

Price

£429.00

Qty.

 

Shipping Spring 2021