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Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Undoubtedly the most well-known fine wine region on the planet, the French wine region of Bordeaux spans 120,000 hectares of vineyard and is demarcated by the Gironde Estuary and its two main tributaries, the Garonne and the Dordogne. The region is divided into the Left Bank, for vineyards located on the left bank of the Garonne River, and the Right Bank, for vineyards on the right bank of the Dordogne. Famous Left Bank appellations such as Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Saint-Estephe and Margaux are well-known for their quality, but value is also found in Haut-Medoc and Moulis. The Right Bank is well known for Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, while the upcoming regions of Lalande-de-Pomerol and Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon should not be overlooked. Close to the city Sauternes and Barsac make some of the world's best sweet wines, while the appellations of Pessac-Leognan and Graves do a fine line in rich reds and full-bodied whites.

Red Bordeaux wines are made from a blend of grapes, and the permitted varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and, less commonly, Malbec and Carmenere. Very broadly speaking, Right Bank wines will have a predominance of Merlot, while Left Bank wines will rely on Cabernet Sauvignon as the primary variety in a blend. White wines, both dry and sweet, are made from Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle.

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  • 2016

    Ch. Tour Saint Bonnet, Medoc Cru Bourgeois

    Chateau Tour St Bonnet

    Ch. Tour Saint Bonnet, Medoc Cru Bourgeois

    The 2016 La Tour St Bonnet has quite a rich bouquet with small black cherries, pencil lead and just a little warmth suggesting maybe a day's extra maceration? The palate is soft and supple on the entry with juicy tannin, moderate complexity and a cohesive, tobacco tinged finish that needs just a touch more persistence. Drink 2020-2030. 87-89 points. Neal Martin, erobertparker.com, April 2017

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      £89.00
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      £99.00
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  • Chateau Cissac, Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois

    A tight red with currant and plum character, a medium body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Another solid red from here. 90-91 points. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, April 2017

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      £99.00
  • Chateau Beaumont, Cru Bourgeois, Haut Medoc

    The 2016 Beaumont, owned by Suntory and Castel, has a rather conservative bouquet, a little backward and surly compared to its peers with undergrowth aromas coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, quite lithe and agile in the mouth, a wine willing to go out and please and not worry too much about cellaring. Drink 2019-2029. 88-90 points. Neal Martin, erobertparker.com, April 2017

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      £105.00
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  • 2016

    Cap de Faugeres, Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon

    Chateau Cap de Faugeres

    Cap de Faugeres, Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon

    85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon with 100% new oak barrels. Impressive, forward black fruit nose with integrated vanilla and floral undertones. Vibrant and seductive with a blackcurrant and black cherry puree core and fused with subtle and creamy oak and hints of violet. A real sleeping beauty. Drink 2020-2028. Barrel sample. JG, April 2017.

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  • Chateau Puygueraud, Cotes de Bordeaux Francs

    Bright, vibrant nose with black cherry and violet. Rich and seductive on the palate with a black fruit core fused with underlying cinnamon and subtle, toasted oak. Plenty of energy and focus. Very good. Drink 2021-2030. JG, April 2017.

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      £75.00
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  • 2016

    Chateau Lanessan, Haut-Medoc

    Chateau Lanessan

    Chateau Lanessan, Haut-Medoc

    The 2016 Lanessan has a perfumed, quite floral bouquet with graphite tinged black fruit—fine delineation with impressive focus, even if it is not the most complex Haut-Medoc that I encountered in this vintage out of barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannin, well-judged acidity, plenty of black fruit with a harmonous, engaging and slightly tarry finish. This is a great Lanessan that should give 20 years of pleasure. This comes highly recommended and I expect it will land at the top of my banded score once in bottle. Drink 2020-2040. 90-92 points. Neil Martin, erobertparker.com, April 2017

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      £115.00
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      £125.00
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  • Chateau Puygueraud, Cotes de Bordeaux Francs

    Another of those elusive Bordeaux wines that offer both excellent value and top quality, made by the highly-regarded Thienpont family and from a great year. Beautifully balanced, with rich fruit and fragrant spice along with a lingering finish and enough tannin and freshness to age for a couple of years yet. Great buying.

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      £125.00
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  • Saintayme, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

    This is very dense and beautiful yet it's agile and exciting. Blueberries, chocolate and walnuts. Full to medium body and beautiful length. Juicy center palate of fruit. 92-93 points. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, April 2017.

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      £125.00
  • Chateau Puy-Blanquet, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

    Wow, really juicy and seductive red and black cherry fruit with hints of cassis and bramble. Slightly polished style yet with wonderful ripeness and energy. I'm a big fan, very good and possibly best ever for me. Drink 2020-2028. Barrel sample. JG, April 2017.

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      £150.00
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  • 2011

    Chateau La Chenade, Lalande-de-Pomerol

    Chateau La Chenade

    Chateau La Chenade, Lalande-de-Pomerol

    Forthright second wine of Chateau Les Cruzelles, which is under the same ownership as Eglise Clinet in Pomerol, one of the right bank superstars. Expect bright red fruit and a lithe character, with supple fine tannin and notes of herbs, mint and spice.

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      £155.00
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