Bordeaux

 

To our minds, Bordeaux still produces the best value Cabernet and Merlot-based wines in the world! Why? Because alongside the exalted Left Bank châteaux of Margaux, Pauillac, St-Julien, St-Estèphe and Pessac-Léognan and the Right Bank’s Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, there are tremendous sites and keen producers of claret in the Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Côtes de Bordeaux and AOC Bordeaux areas. We spend much time seeking them out. There has also been a noticeable change in winemaking styles over the past few years as many of the very late-harvested, heavily extracted and oaked wines are giving way to what we see as more balanced, fresher styles with a more restrained use of oak. It’s also worth noting that the high prices which garner all the headlines are only achieved by a very few and that the vast majority of the many small properties struggle to pay their way.

Dry white Bordeaux - made predominantly from Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc - is somewhat overlooked but in Pessac-Léognan and Graves, there are oak-aged wines of great complexity. 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 so it can be very difficult for producers with a declining market for sweet wines. Many are looking at producing increasing amounts of dry whites.

Areas within Bordeaux:

Médoc & the Left Bank  |  St-Emilion & the Right Bank  |  Bordeaux & the Côtes  |  Sauternes & Barsac  

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  1. Tanners Claret
    Tanners Claret, Bordeaux
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    This has been made even more attractive by the addition of some extra old-vine Merlot to give it a...
    £9.50 per bottle
  2. Tanners Claret
    Tanners Claret, Bordeaux - Half
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    This has been made even more attractive by the addition of some extra old-vine Merlot to give it a...
    £5.70 per bottle
  3. Ch d'Argadens
    Château Argadens, Bordeaux Supérieur 2018 - Half
    Bordeaux Blend 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Purchased in 2002 by Sichels, this property is situated in the Entre-deux-Mers. The excellent...
    £7.50 per bottle
  4. Tanners Claret
    Tanners Claret, Bordeaux - Magnum
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    This has been made even more attractive by the addition of some extra old-vine Merlot to give it a...
    £19.95 per bottle
  5. Ch Moulin de Mallet - magnum
    Château Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux 2017 - Magnum
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Great colour for such a modest wine. Very dense and sweet on the attack, with lots of fruit and a...
    £22.50 per bottle
  6. Ch d'Argadens
    Château Argadens, Bordeaux Supérieur 2016
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Purchased in 2002 by Sichels, this property is situated in the Entre-deux-Mers. The excellent...
    £12.50 per bottle
  7. Tanners Sauternes - half
    Tanners Sauternes - Half
    Sémillon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    The vineyard source for this wine is a closely guarded secret, but suffice to say it has a very...
    £13.60 per bottle
  8. St-Emilion
    Saint-Emilion, Jean-Pierre Moueix 2016
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Libourne-based négociants J-P Moueix are specialists in the wines of that region and their...
    £16.90 per bottle
  9. Ch Malbat
    Château Malbat, Bordeaux 2019
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    An excellent petit château from the south-east end of Bordeaux near Langon. This is the rural...
    £9.50 per bottle
  10. Ch d'Argadens
    Château Argadens, Bordeaux Supérieur 2015 - Magnum
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Purchased in 2002 by Sichels, this property is situated in the Entre-deux-Mers. The excellent...
    £26.00 per bottle
  11. Ch Leoville las Cases, 2me St Julien
    Château Léoville Las Cases, 2e cru classé Saint-Julien 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Pure and defined with intensely ripe concentrated blackcurrant, blackberry and raspberry fruits...
    £310.00 per bottle
  12. Ch Batailley
    Château Batailley, 5e cru classé Pauillac 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Soft and feminine wine with juicy fruit, smooth and elegant with a touch of oak to give balance and...
    £65.00 per bottle
  13. Moulin d'Angludet
    La Réserve d'Angludet, Margaux 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    The second wine of Château Angludet has good weight with plummy red fruit character, some...
    £29.95 per bottle
  14. Ch Lanessan, Haut-Medoc
    Château Lanessan, Haut-Médoc 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Lashings of deliciously youthful, sappy fruit. Blackcurrant, cedar and cigar box notes on the nose...
    £24.50 per bottle
  15. Ch Lanessan, Haut-Medoc
    Les Calèches de Lanessan, Haut-Médoc 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A soft and easy second wine with delicious black and red fruits and supple tannins. Made by Paz...
    £17.20 per bottle
  16. Ch Olivier
    Château Olivier, grand cru classé Pessac-Léognan 2017
    Bordeaux Blend 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Cranberry and blackcurrant fruit, just a hint of green pepper, some fine tannins on the finish. The...
    £32.50 per bottle
  17. Ch d'Yquem, 1er gr cru Sauternes
    Château d'Yquem, 1er cru supérieur Sauternes 2007
    Sémillon 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    No sweet wine surpasses Yquem. It is amazingly rich and opulent with a razor sharp focus. A good...
    £620.00 per bottle
  18. Ch Doisy-Daene
    Château Doisy-Daëne, Bordeaux Grand Vin Sec, Dubourdieu 2017
    Sauvignon Blanc 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    The home of Denis Dubourdieu who pioneered modern-style, dry Graves, Doisy-Daëne also produces an...
    £26.50 per bottle
  19. ChTour de Mirambeau
    Château Tour de Mirambeau, Reserve Blanc, Bordeaux 2020
    Sem/Sauv Dry Blend 12.00% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    A fresh and lively wine made from Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle at a property in the...
    £12.50 per bottle
  20. Ch Argadens White
    Château Argadens Blanc, Bordeaux 2019
    Sauvignon Blanc 12.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Purchased in 2002 by Sichels, this property is situated in the Entre-deux-Mers. Lovely weight and...
    £12.50 per bottle
  21. Pomerol
    Pomerol, Jean-Pierre Moueix 2018
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    J-P Moueix has access to many superb wines in Pomerol, both from its own properties and those that...
    £24.50 per bottle
  22. Ch La Prade, Bordeaux Cotes-de-Francs
    Château La Prade, Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux 2012
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Produced by Nicolas Thienpont, this is mainly Merlot. Lovely ripe, plummy fruit is backed by ripe...
    £19.80 per bottle
  23. Ch Olivier Blanc
    Château Olivier Blanc, grand cru classé Pessac-Léognan 2016
    Sem/Sauv Dry Blend 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    An enticingly nose of white flowers and citrus fruit is followed on the palate by more mouthfilling...
    £43.00 per bottle
  24. Ch Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux
    Château Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    *Best...
    £9.80 per bottle
  25. Ch Moulin de Mallet
    Château Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Great colour for such a modest wine. Very dense and sweet on the attack, with lots of fruit and a...
    £9.70 per bottle
  26. Ch Belair
    Château Bélair Monange, 1er grand cru classé 'B' Saint-Emilion 2017
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Blackberry and raspberry fruit wrapped up with some spices and herbs in a gentle cloak of silky...
    £121.00 per bottle
  27. Ch Les Hauts Conseillants
    Château Les Hauts-Conseillants, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2014
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Plenty of quite dark, plummy fruit character, even a hint of liquorice and clove, but a good weight...
    £21.50 per bottle
  28. Ch Teyssier, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Teyssier, Saint-Emilion grand cru 2014
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This is a soft, silky style of Saint-Emilion, made by Englishman Jonathan Maltus. It has good...
    £26.50 per bottle
  29. Ch Semonlon
    Château Semonlon, Haut-Médoc 2017
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This has lovely, soft Merlot fruit with ripe tannins and red berry fruit flavours on the palate....
    £13.50 per bottle
  30. Ch La Pervenche, Lalande-de-P
    Château La Pervenche, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2017
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Super ripe fruit, rich plums, is balanced with wonderful acidity and a spicy note. On the palate it...
    £15.50 per bottle
  31. Ch Puygueraud
    Château Puygueraud, Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux 2017
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Cabernet-based this wine has good, ripe structure with mouth-filling spicy fruit and fine length....
    £19.60 per bottle
  32. Ch Lafont Menaut Blanc
    Château Lafont Menaut Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Philibert Perrin, also owner of Château Carbonnieux, produces full, rich wines with good...
    £19.50 per bottle
  33. Château La Roque de By, Médoc 2017
    Château La Roque de By, Médoc 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This has lovely supple red fruits with good softness and attractive fresh character. This is a...
    £14.50 per bottle
  34. Ch Montaiguillon
    Château Montaiguillon, Montagne Saint-Emilion 2017
    13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux
    This has a delicious supple red fruit character of plums, blackcurrants and cherries backed up by...
    £16.90 per bottle
  35. Ls Violette du Manoir, Castillon
    La Violette du Manoir, Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux 2016
    Merlot 15.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Big, ripe and full bodied wine with plenty of plummy fruit together with soft tannins. The property...
    £18.50 per bottle
  36. Château L'Isle Fort, Bordeaux Supérieur
    Château L'Isle Fort, Bordeaux Supérieur 2016
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Some delicious cassis fruit on the nose with more crunchy fresh blackcurrants on the palate. This...
    £16.95 per bottle
  37. Ch La Fleur du Mayne, Pomerol
    Château La Fleur du Mayne, Pomerol 2014
    Merlot 12.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A soft and fresh style of Pomerol with attractive red fruits on the palate and hints of violet on...
    £28.50 per bottle
  38. Fleur de Pedesclaux, Pauillac
    Fleur de Pédesclaux, Pauillac 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This is a property worth watching. Classified in 1855 it has had a rather sleepy phase from which...
    £34.00 per bottle
  39. La Gravette de Certan
    La Gravette de Certan, Pomerol 2018
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    The second wine of Vieux-Château-Certan and made from vines of between 10 and 25 years of age,...
    £75.00 per bottle
  40. Les Fillottes, Pomerol
    Les Fillottes, Pomerol 2016
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This has a bright, clear, dark purple colour, a velvet texture and generous roundness, lovely...
    £75.00 per bottle
  41. Ch Suduiraut, 1er cru Sauternes
    Château Suduiraut, 1er cru Sauternes 2002
    Sémillon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    Superbly concentrated wine, deliciously fruity and elegant with supreme balance. Intense fruit...
    £53.00 per bottle
  42. Château Les Cruzelles, Lalande-de-Pomerol
    Château Les Cruzelles, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2018
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Cruzelles is quite soft and balanced, very approachable early yet persistant and showing a mineral...
    £33.00 per bottle
  43. Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac
    Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Beautiful deep, dark colour. The nose reveals complexity accompanied by superb freshness. Initially...
    £300.00 per bottle
  44. Dame de Malescot, Margaux
    Dame de Malescot, Margaux 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Super ripe fruit with a fresh character of cassis and dark raspberries more on the palate with...
    £28.95 per bottle
  45. Ch Meyney, St Estephe
    Château Meyney, Saint-Estèphe 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Lots of black fruit, very Cabernet-driven and a hint of coconut from the oak. Petit Verdot,...
    £38.50 per bottle
  46. Ch Lalande Borie, St Julien
    Château Lalande-Borie, Saint-Julien 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A well-structured wine with plenty of ripe red berry fruit and an appealing liveliness on the...
    £35.00 per bottle
  47. Château Lilian Ladouys
    Château Lilian Ladouys, Saint-Estèphe 2017
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    The nose is full of bright red fruit flavours and even a hint of warm orange peel, more of the same...
    £28.50 per bottle
  48. Ch Haut Lariveau, Fronsac
    Château Haut Lariveau, Fronsac 2014
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This wine from 100% Merlot has excellent structure, good fruit and nicely integrated oak from 30%...
    £17.50 per bottle

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