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. Ch Meyney
    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
  2. 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
  3. Ch Duhart-Milon 4me cru Pauillac
    Château Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, 4e cru Pauillac 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Classic Duhart Milon with masses of blackcurrant fruit with plum and cedar notes too. Super...
    £97.00 per bottle
  4. Ch La Gurgue, Margaux
    Château La Gurgue, Margaux 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon 12.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Gently spicy feel, quite vivacious and driven. Plenty of richness yet a streak of acidity which...
    £29.95 per bottle
  5. Château de Bel-Air, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2018
    Château de Bel-Air, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Juicy, pretty with generous fruit. A well-knit, medium weight claret that will reward in the short...
    £26.50 per bottle
  6. Clos des Lunes d'Argent
    Clos des Lunes, Lune d'Argent, Bordeaux Sec 2018
    Sémillon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Quite a bit of greengage and lime on the palate, very refreshing with some peachy notes behind....
    £17.20 per bottle
  7. Ch Lilian Ladouys, St Estephe
    Château Lilian Ladouys, Saint-Estèphe 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Juicy, raspberry purity which is backed up by a fleshy feel in the mouth, fine tannin and a juicy...
    £30.00 per bottle
  8. Sarget de Gruaud Larose, St-Julien
    Sarget de Gruaud Larose, Saint-Julien 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This is the second wine of Gruaud-Larose and has a similar character. Deep, intense fruit is...
    £36.00 per bottle
  9. Lacoste Borie, Pauillac
    Lacoste-Borie, Pauillac 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Plenty of black fruit and subtle hint of taosty oak, the tannins are quite forward. Looks like a...
    £36.00 per bottle
  10. Château Pindefleurs, St-Emilion
    Château Pindefleurs, Saint-Emilion grand cru 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Super quality Saint-Emilion from Denis Durantou of L'Eglise-Clinet. Lovely soft ripe fruit, good...
    £26.50 per bottle
  11. Collines de L'If, Saint-Emilion
    Collines de L'If, Saint-Emilion 2018
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Lovely weight of rich, chocolatey, plummy fruit with lovely freshness and instensity. Some rounded...
    £37.50 per bottle
  12. Petit Guiraud
    Petit Guiraud, Sauternes 2016 - Half
    Sémillon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    This is a lovely, well-balanced wine with citrus fruit and good acidity. Sweet but not cloying. The...
    £14.90 per bottle
  13. Château Peyrolan, Côtes de Bourg - magnum
    Château Peyrolan, Côtes de Bourg 2005 - Magnum
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Classic nose of cherry and figs. There are some delicate high-toned elements providing a freshness...
    £24.95 per bottle
  14. Ch Sigognac,  Medoc
    Château Sigognac, Médoc 2015
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A classic style of claret with supple, ripe red and black fruits with fine tannins and toasty...
    £15.50 per bottle
  15. Vieux-Chateau-Certan, Pomerol
    Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol 2005
    Merlot Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    The Caberent Franc is particularly fine. Extremely elegant and oozing finesse and freshness, this...
    £250.00 per bottle
  16. Vieux-Chateau-Certan, Pomerol
    Vieux-Château-Certan, Pomerol 2004
    Merlot Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    The Caberent Franc is particularly fine. Extremely elegant and oozing finesse and freshness, this...
    £150.00 per bottle
  17. Chapelle de Potensac, Medoc
    Chapelle de Potensac, Médoc 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Château Potensac's second wine: soft, easy and great early drinking. Potensac is under the same...
    £19.50 per bottle
  18. St Estephe de Calon Ségur
    Saint-Estèphe de Calon Ségur 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Rich concentrated wine with full fruit and plenty of ripe tannin well integrated with the fruit....
    £29.50 per bottle
  19. Marquis de Calon, St Estephe
    Marquis de Calon, Saint-Estèphe 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon 15.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Supple tannins around a core of redcurrant and blackcurrant fruit with lovely freshness and...
    £29.95 per bottle
  20. Ch Calon-Segur, 3me cru St-Estephe
    Château Calon-Ségur, 3me cru Saint-Estèphe 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Still surprisingly youthful, this has plenty of ripe dark berry fruit, with a meaty twist and...
    £112.00 per bottle
  21. Ch Palmer, 3me cru Margaux
    Château Palmer, 3me cru Margaux 2004
    Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    There is quite a hefty percentage of Petit Verdot in this wine which gives it a fine balance and...
    £240.00 per bottle
  22. Ch Montrose, 2me St-Estephe
    Château Montrose, 2me cru Saint-Estèphe 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Only 45% of the crop went into the first wine as opposed to the normal 60-70%. The resulting wine...
    £150.00 per bottle
  23. Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac
    Carruades de Lafite, Pauillac 2019
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Beautiful deep, dark colour. The nose reveals complexity accompanied by superb freshness. Initially...
    £306.00 per bottle
  24. Ch Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol
    Château Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol 2014
    Merlot Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This wine is elegant, full, wonderfully concentrated and flavoured with a delicious ripeness on the...
    £48.50 per bottle
  25. Ch Grand Puy Lacoste, 5e Pauillac
    Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 5me cru Pauillac 2016 - Half
    Cabernet Sauvignon 12.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Classic claret with plenty of ripe blackcurrant fruit balanced by a wonderful minerality and...
    £34.00 per bottle
  26. Ch Duhart-Milon 4me cru Pauillac
    Château Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, 4e cru classé Pauillac 2019
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Classic Duhart Milon with masses of blackcurrant fruit with plum and cedar notes too. Super...
    £66.00 per bottle
  27. Ch Rauzan-Segla, 2me cru Margaux
    Château Rauzan-Ségla, 2me cru Margaux 2006
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A full flavoured concentrated wine, intense colour and deliciously toasty oak from this château...
    £118.00 per bottle
  28. Ch Cissac, Haut-Medoc - half
    Château Cissac, Haut-Médoc 2013 - Half
    Cabernet Sauvignon 12.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Textbook Médoc with plenty of juicy, chunky blackcurrant fruit, firm tannins and fine length....
    £10.80 per bottle
  29. Carmes de Rieussec - Half
    Carmes de Rieussec, Sauternes 2018 - Half
    Sémillon 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    This is a lovely, powerful wine with an almost roasted nut aroma, great elegance and concentration,...
    £14.95 per bottle
  30. Ch Guiraud,1er cru Sauternes
    Château Guiraud, 1er cru classé Sauternes 2015
    Sémillon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Sauternes & Barsac
    From a low yielding year meaning great concentration of tropical fruit and ripe citrus but with a...
    £51.00 per bottle
  31. Ch Potensac, Medoc - Half
    Château Potensac, Médoc 2014 - Half
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A Médoc property that is under the same ownership as Léoville-Las Cases and makes wines of...
    £18.60 per bottle
  32. Fleur de Pedesclaux, Pauillac
    Fleur de Pédesclaux, Pauillac 2018
    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...
    £25.00 per bottle
  33. Ch Cantemerle, 5me cru Haut-Medoc - magnum
    Château Cantemerle, 5e cru classé Haut-Médoc 2017 - Magnum
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Always popular, Cantemerle is situated in the southern Médoc and makes elegant, Margaux-style...
    £84.50 per bottle
  34. Ch Branaire-Ducru,4me cru St-Julien Half
    Château Branaire-Ducru, 4me cru Saint-Julien 2015 - Half
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Consistently one of our favourite properties, Branaire has been producing superb wines recently....
    £49.95 per bottle
  35. Ch Brisson, Castillon
    Château Brisson, Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    A delicious wine, well made with concentration and class. Rich, ripe and supple it has the added...
    £16.95 per bottle
  36. Ch Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 5me cru Pauillac
    Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 5me cru Pauillac 2010
    Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A big forward, brassy wine with good concentration of fruit and plenty of ripe...
    £105.00 per bottle
  37. Ch Tronquoy Lalande, St-Estephe
    Château Tronquoy-Lalande, Saint-Estèphe 2017
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This has superbly rich fruit, real depth and concentration but supple and approachable too with...
    £33.50 per bottle
  38. Château du Courlat Cuvée Jean Baptiste, Lussac-St-Emilion
    Château du Courlat, Cuvée Jean Baptiste, Lussac-St-Emilion 2015
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A rich and concentrated wine with great depth of soft black fruits backed up with toasty notes and...
    £21.00 per bottle
  39. Ch Bonalgue, Pomerol
    Château Bonalgue, Pomerol 2014
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A rich, supple wine balanced with silky tannins that is elegant and long in the mouth. From a high...
    £39.95 per bottle
  40. Ch Montrose, 2me cru St-Estephe
    Château Montrose, 2me cru Saint-Estèphe 2000
    Cabernet Sauvignon 12.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    An immense, powerful wine with incredible depth and richness backed up with ripe tannins and...
    £245.00 per bottle
  41. Ch Rauzan-Segla, 2me cru Margaux
    Château Rauzan-Ségla, 2me cru Margaux 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A full flavoured concentrated wine, intense colour and a delicious oak spice, a hint of leather,...
    £170.00 per bottle
  42. Frank Phélan, Saint-Estèphe
    Frank Phélan, Saint-Estèphe 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This is the second wine of top Saint-Estèphe, Château Phélan-Ségur. It shows attractive red...
    £33.50 per bottle
  43. Château Beauvillage, Médoc
    Château Beauvillage, Médoc 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This has plenty of new oak showing with luscious black fruit flavours, figs and plums, with spicy...
    £14.50 per bottle
  44. Chapelle de Meyney, St Estephe
    La Chapelle de Meyney, Saint-Estèphe 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Very classy as you'd expect from Château Meyney's second wine. Big, full and rich Saint-Estèphe...
    £27.00 per bottle
  45. Ch Noaillac
    Château Noaillac, Médoc 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    From the northern part of the Médoc, a soft and mature claret with excellent chunky black fruit on...
    £16.25 per bottle
  46. Caleches de Lanessan
    Les Calèches de Lanessan, Haut-Médoc 2011
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A soft and easy second wine with delicious black and red fruits and supple tannins. Made by Paz...
    £16.80 per bottle
  47. Ch Semonlon, Haut-Medoc
    Château Semonlon, Haut-Médoc 2017
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Situated on good gravelly soils close to Margaux this is an excellent value Médoc with a high...
    £13.50 per bottle
  48. Sarmentine, F.Thienpont
    Sarmentine, Bordeaux, F Thienpont 2018 (organic)
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    From a small 3 hectare vineyard, near to Saint Emilion, this vibrant, organic red is full of round,...
    £11.90 per bottle

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