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 Angludet
    Château Angludet, Margaux 2014
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This is the Sichel family's own property with the wine made by Ben, the youngest of the brothers....
    £52.00 per bottle
  2. Ch Montaiguillon
    Château Montaiguillon, Montagne Saint-Emilion 2016 - Magnum
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This has a delicious supple red fruit character of plums, blackcurrants and cherries backed up by...
    £36.00 per bottle
  3. 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...
    £22.00 per bottle
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Ch Cissac
    Château Cissac, Haut-Médoc 2017 - Half
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Textbook Médoc with plenty of juicy, chunky blackcurrant fruit, firm tannins and fine...
    £10.90 per bottle
  7. Ch Tour Mirambeau
    Château Tour de Mirambeau, Reserve Rosé, Bordeaux 2020
    Cabernet Sauvignon 12.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    A delicious strawberry scented rosé, with great balance. The palate is fresh and succulent,...
    £12.50 per bottle

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