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, Bordeaux
    Tanners Claret, Bordeaux
    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...
    £9.20 per bottle
  2. Tanners Claret, Bordeaux - Half
    Tanners Claret, Bordeaux - Half
    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...
    £5.60 per bottle
  3. Ch d'Argadens, Bordeaux Superieur - Half
    Château Argadens, Bordeaux Supérieur 2015 - Half
    Bordeaux Blend 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Purchased in 2002 by Sichels, this property is situated in the Entre-deux-Mers. The excellent...
    £6.95 per bottle
  4. Tanners Claret, Bordeaux - Mag
    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...
    £19.50 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...
    £22.00 per bottle
  6. Ch Montaiguillon, Montagne-St-Em. - Half
    Château Montaiguillon, Montagne Saint-Emilion 2015 - Half
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This has a delicious supple red fruit character of plums, blackcurrants and cherries backed up by...
    £8.80 per bottle
  7. Ch d'Argadens, Bordeaux Superieur
    Château Argadens, Bordeaux Supérieur 2015
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Purchased in 2002 by Sichels, this property is situated in the Entre-deux-Mers. The excellent...
    £11.90 per bottle
  8. Ch Malbat, Bordeaux - Half
    Château Malbat, Bordeaux 2016 - Half
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    An excellent petit château from the south-east end of Bordeaux near Langon. This is the rural...
    £5.40 per bottle
  9. Ch Bel Air, Bordeaux Supériuer
    Château Bel-Air, Bordeaux Supérieur 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    A typical claret nose of red and black berry fruits coupled with a note of spices. On the palate...
    £9.90 per bottle
  10. Tanners Sauternes - half
    Tanners Sauternes - Half
    Sémillon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    The vineyard source for this wine is a closely guarded secret, but suffice to say it has a very...
    £13.50 per bottle
  11. Ch Climens, 1er cru Barsac - Half
    Château Climens, 1er cru Barsac 2005 – Half (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Sémillon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    A very aromatic wine which shows the strong botrytis charcter, so typical of Climens. Juicy, peachy...
    £66.50 per bottle
  12. Ch Branaire Ducru, 4me cru St-Julien
    Château Branaire, 4me cru Saint-Julien 2005 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This excellent Saint-Julien is beginning to show some extra dimensions and complexity as it...
    £69.00 per bottle
  13. Ch Suduiraur, 1er Sauternes
    Château Suduiraut, 1er cru Sauternes 2016 - Half
    Sémillon 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    This is a stunning wine, probably the best of the vintage after d'Yquem. Lovely botrytis character...
    £34.50 per bottle
  14. Chapelle de Potensac, Medoc - magnum
    Chapelle de Potensac, Médoc 2008 - Magnum
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Château Potensac's second wine: soft, easy and great early drinking. Potensac is under the same...
    £39.00 per bottle
  15. Reserve de Leoville-Barton, St-Julien
    La Réserve de Léoville Barton, Saint-Julien 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    La Réserve de Léoville-Barton is in fact the second wine of both Châteaux Léoville and Langoa...
    £39.00 per bottle
  16. Ch La Tour de By, Medoc
    Château La Tour de By, Médoc 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A favourite estate which always makes a very correct wine with supple blackcurrant fruit and...
    £19.95 per bottle
  17. Lacoste Borie, Pauillac
    Lacoste-Borie, Pauillac 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This is the second wine of top Pauillac Grand-Puy-Lacoste managed by François-Xavier Borie. It has...
    £29.00 per bottle
  18. Ch Climens, 1er cru Barsac
    Château Climens, 1er cru Barsac 1997 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Sémillon Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    An outstanding Climens and a classic Sauternes, rich dried fruit character which has developed...
    £53.00 per bottle
  19. Ch Coutet, 1er cru Barsac
    Château Coutet, 1er cru Barsac 1999 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Sémillon Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    This is big wine with 80% new oak and basket-pressed for better extraction. It has tremendous depth...
    £34.00 per bottle
  20. Ch Coutet, 1er cru Barsac
    Château Coutet, 1er cru Barsac 2001 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Sémillon Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    An aromatic nose with dried apricots, vanilla, and mango. The palate evolves toward more complex...
    £42.40 per bottle
  21. Ch Patache d'Aux, Medoc
    Château Patache d'Aux, Médoc 2005 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This is a very consistent wine with plenty of soft, open, easy-going blackcurrant fruit and hints...
    £25.00 per bottle
  22. Ch La Tour de By, Medoc
    Château La Tour de By, Médoc 2005 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A favourite estate which always makes a very correct wine with supple blackcurrant fruit and...
    £25.00 per bottle
  23. Ch Lilian Ladouys, St-Estephe
    Château Lilian Ladouys, Saint-Estèphe 2005 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Some nice elegant fruit still showing on the nose and the palate with good ripeness, the tannins...
    £29.95 per bottle
  24. Ch Lilian Ladouys, St-Estephe
    Château Lilian Ladouys, Saint-Estèphe 2003 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Still showing plenty of richness, this wine also has good complexity and length on the palate with...
    £37.00 per bottle
  25. Ch Pontet-Canet, 5me cru Pauillac
    Château Pontet-Canet, 5me cru Pauillac 2006 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Benchmark Pauillac with supple blackcurrant and damson fruit, a gentle touch of oak and a velvety...
    £80.00 per bottle
  26. Ch Pontet-Canet, Pauillac
    Château Pontet-Canet, 5me cru Pauillac 2004 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Benchmark Pauillac with supple blackcurrant and damson fruit, a gentle touch of oak and a velvety...
    £75.00 per bottle
  27. Ch Haut-Bages Liberal, 5me cru Pauillac
    Château Haut-Bages-Libéral, 5me cru Pauillac 1996 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Now showing excellent tertiary characteristic of spice, undergrowth, and shitake mushrooms, this...
    £53.00 per bottle
  28. Ch Haut-Bages Liberal, 5me cru Pauillac
    Château Haut-Bages Libéral, 5me cru Pauillac 2000 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Claire Villars has fashioned a very flavoursome Pauillac with typical blackcurrant fruitiness, ripe...
    £60.00 per bottle
  29. Ch Lespault Martillac Pessac-Leognan
    Château Lespault-Martillac Blanc, 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...
    £24.95 per bottle
  30. Ch Berliquet, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Berliquet, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2008
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This is a property that has attracted considerable favourable coverage recently for its powerful,...
    £35.00 per bottle
  31. Ch Pipeau, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Pipeau, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2012
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Pipeau is a property that has attracted considerable favourable coverage recently for its powerful,...
    £25.00 per bottle
  32. Duluc de Branaire Ducru, St-Julien
    Duluc de Branaire-Ducru, Saint-Julien 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    An appealling nose, aromatic with hints of pepper and blackberry fruit. Good body and really well...
    £32.00 per bottle
  33. Chateau Lalande Borie  Saint Julien
    Château Lalande-Borie, Saint-Julien 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A well-structured wine with plenty of ripe red berry fruit and an appealing liveliness on the...
    £33.00 per bottle
  34. St-Emilion, Christian Moueix
    Saint-Emilion, Jean-Pierre Moueix 2015
    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...
    £15.95 per bottle
  35. Ch Marjosse, Bordeaux Blanc
    Château Marjosse Blanc, Entre-Deux-Mers 2017
    Sauvignon Blanc 12.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    An excellent value Château from the Entre-Deux-Mers owned by the Lurton family, this shows...
    £14.95 per bottle
  36. Château Fonplegade, St Emilion
    Château Fonplégade, grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Really good mouthfilling fruit, pure berried black fruit style with hints of spice and oak on the...
    £37.00 per bottle
  37. Ch Bernadotte, Haut-Medoc
    Château Bernadotte, Haut-Médoc 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This property was owned by Pichon-Lalande and made very much in that style with lots of silky...
    £22.00 per bottle
  38. Pavillon Blanc du Ch Margaux, Bordeaux
    Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux, Bordeaux 2010 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Sauvignon Blanc 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This is the best dry white of the Médoc. Made from 100 per cent Sauvignon Blanc it has wonderful,...
    £165.00 per bottle
  39. Ch Coutet, 1er cru Barsac
    Château Coutet, 1er cru Barsac 2016 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Sémillon 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    A good depth of honey and citrus fruit here with superbly balanced acidity, plenty of character...
    £39.90 per bottle
  40. Ch Teyssier, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Teyssier, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This is a soft, silky style of Saint-Emilion, made by Englishman Jonathan Maltus. It has good...
    £19.95 per bottle
  41. Chapelle de Potensac, Medoc - Half
    Chapelle de Potensac, Médoc 2006 - Half
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A Médoc property that is under the same ownership as Léoville-Las Cases and makes wines of...
    £9.20 per bottle
  42. Ch Tour St Bonnet, Medoc
    Château Tour St Bonnet, Médoc 2016
    Merlot 12.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A wine that has impressed us recently and does so again with cool, precise fruit, very juicy, with...
    £16.50 per bottle
  43. Impression de Mauvesin-B, Moulis
    L'Impression de Mauvesin-Barton, Moulis-en-Médoc 2016
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Pretty ripe black cherries, a dash of cassis and violets with chocolate and sweet spice from the...
    £15.50 per bottle
  44. Ch Belair, 1er gr cru cl St-Emilion
    Château Bélair Monange, 1er grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2016
    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...
    £149.00 per bottle
  45. Ch La Fleur-Petrus, Pomerol
    Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Pomerol 2016
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Plenty of ripe dark summer pudding fruits with some gentle silky tannins, the palate is more...
    £213.00 per bottle
  46. Ch La Tour de By, Medoc - magnum
    Château La Tour de By, Médoc 2015 - Magnum
    Bordeaux Blend 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A favourite estate which always makes a very correct wine with supple blackcurrant fruit and...
    £44.00 per bottle
  47. Ch La Tour de By, Medoc
    Château La Tour de By, Médoc 2014 - Half
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A favourite estate which always makes a very correct wine with supple blackcurrant fruit and...
    £11.20 per bottle
  48. Ch La Tour de By, Medoc
    Château La Tour de By, Médoc 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A favourite estate which always makes a very correct wine with supple blackcurrant fruit and...
    £22.00 per bottle

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