Bordeaux Red Wine
As the greatest fine wine-producing region on earth, Bordeaux is synonymous with all that is prestigious in vinicultural history and practice. It is a district sub-divided by the grand riverbanks that define the Gironde estuary (the Left and Right Banks) whose traditions are firmly in blended cuvées of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and other secondary varietals such as cabernet franc, petit verdot and malbec. Red wines of Bordeaux are usually medium to full-bodied with aromas of plum, blackcurrant, sweet spice and an overall earthiness. On the palate, a mineral fruitiness, freshness and acidity, typically followed by robust tannins which lend themselves to the wine's ability to age for years, sometimes decades.
Featured in The Times:"Another classy Castillon claret, this time mostly cabernet franc, with merlot and a dash of malbec. >
"Finally, as a really peachy bonus, we've the 2009 Château Perron, a wonderfully stylish petit château from the Graves. >
We opened a bottle of the 2013 L'Expression de Pauillac recently as part of a team tasting of drinking Bordeaux, and were >
NOW SOLD OUTPlease note, we have now sold out of Petite Sirene. We do have other 2016 clarets available in the form of Ronan >
Despite the simple, Bordeaux Rouge classification, under the bonnet there is some very smart winemaking indeed. For >
A delightful claret made predominantly from the merlot grape with a little cabernet in the blend adding extra structure, >
Choose the 2010 Château Laroche Bel Air this festive season and you choose the ideal Christmas all-rounder claret. Its all >
2010 Chateau Montlandrie, Castillon, Denis Durantou
From the people who brought you Bordeaux superstar Ducru-Beaucaillou - we give you Château Fourcas-Borie, a cracking claret.
Our new 2016 Château de L'Hospital comes from a small château in the middle of the Graves appellation. Their vineyards lie >
A very approachable St-Emilion, with expressive, supple, plummy merlot fruit and a pleasing structure and a whisper of oak. >
A new addition and a favourite in Saint-James's Clubland and around the country as well as with discerning claret drinkers. >
From an estate enjoying one of the best quality/image-price ratios across the entire Left Bank, explained partially by that >
Ronan by Clinet proved to be a must for those who have a penchant for luscious, ripe, 100%-merlot reds sourced from specially >
Pulling the cork on the 1998 Château Saint-Nicolas is akin to opening the doorway to a manor house drawing room; adorned >
St-Julien 4ème Cru Château Branaire-Ducru is situated in the extreme south of the appellation just opposite an equally renowned >
"2016 is an epic vintage" - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com
The 2016 Petite Laurence is one of my favourite finds in recent years. >
The year 2000 in Bordeaux was superlative. It was a vintage when spectacular, unbroken sunshine between July's intensity >
Please note, the 2018 vintage has just been released. The notes below refer to the previous vintages.
Deep red ruby with >
From the top echelon of the Right Bank’s most prized appellation and an estate which in recent decades has been challenging >
Château Haut-Brion needs little introduction; one of only 5 estates to be classified as a First Growth in the great 1855 >
Please note, this wine comes in beautifully looking wooden boxes when purchased in cases of 12 bottles.
To make an unmissable >
The wine is 87% merlot and 13% cabernet franc with complex and concentrated red fruit flavours, and lovely mineral undertones >