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BORDEAUX 'Drinkers' (below £24.00/bt) Listed by CHATEAU/Vintage





Where available, tasting scores and notes are by Robert Parker (RP) and taken from his website  or Stephen Tanzer (ST) from


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Best Drinking

    These 'drinkers' represent very good value, as they are very well made, without having to pay for the 'name' of their more famous cousins.      


53 75cl

Chateau Cos d'Estournel

Wine Spectator
- Sleek, with mouth-watering tangerine, verbena, dried pineapple and quinine notes that ripple through the lengthy finish. This has cut and drive, with a salted butter note that really hangs nicely on the finish. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.

Only 500 cases made, so it is very difficult to find.

2009 £12.00 WS90



20 75cl

Montagne St Emilion

Good Quality 'everyday' drinking wine from an excellent vintage - great with red meats!

2009 £9.00 2013-22
31 75cl

Canon Fronsac

Wine Spectator - This has a gentle leafy edge, with lightly mulled plum and cherry notes and a flash of cherry pit on the finish. Pretty.

2009 £10.00


18 75cl

Baron Edmond de Rothschild

Wine Spectator -
Offers cool mineral and dark berry fruit, with hints of mint. Full-bodied, showing silky tannins and a solid core of fruit. Slightly lean, but balanced in the finish. Nicely crafted for the vintage.

2007 £16.00 WS87

A Lovely Drinker
59 75cl

Cotes de Castillon

RP/Neal Martin - The 2015 Montlandrie is a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, picked between September 29 and October 8, and matured in 45% new oak. This is perhaps more precocious on the nose compared to Denis Durantou's La Chenade and Les Cruzelles 2015s, gradually revealing an attractive floral, dried rose petal/pot pourri scent as it opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite grippy in the mouth, the acidity nicely judged here and again, very harmonious and sensual on the finish. You could almost whisk this out of barrel and drink this now, but preferably, give it 4-5 years in bottle.

2015 £22.00 RP/NM93
23 75cl

Cotes de Castillon

RP/Neal Martin - The 2014 Montlandrie, the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux from Denis Durantou, is a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.  It offers attractive red cherry, wild strawberry and pastille-like scents on the pure bouquet, though maybe I discern a little more complexity on Denis' two Lalande-de-Pomerols, La Chenade and Les Cruzelles. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This feels a little compact at the moment, although there is still commendable depth of fruit and a gentle grip on the persistent finish.

2014 £17.00 RP/NM90
59 75cl

Cotes de Castillon

RP - From the famous Pomerol producer and owner of L’Eglise Clinet, Denis Durantou has turned out a Castillon made from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Typical of his wines, the terrific purity, texture and overall equilibrium are flawless. Deep ruby/purple-tinged, with sweet black cherry, plum and black currant fruit, the wine has vivid purity, good acidity and ripe tannin. It is medium-bodied, opulent and best drunk over the next 5-7 years.

2012 £14.00 RP88
11 75cl

Cotes de Castillon

RP - A thrilling offering from proprietor Denis Durantou (who also owns Pomerol’s l’Eglise-Clinet), this blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc is a surprisingly large-scaled Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon revealing a dense ruby/purple color as well as lots of sweet mulberry, kirsch, black currant, liquorice, spring flower and graphite notes. Medium to full-bodied as well as remarkably concentrated, this wine outperforms many of Bordeaux’s more famous names in this vintage. A stunner in quality and value, it can be enjoyed over the next 10+ years.

2011 £15.00 RP90
54 75cl


RP/Neal Martin -
The 2015 Fourcas-Dupre offers plenty of blackberry and boysenberry fruit on the nose, a touch of brine here, a subtle marine influence that lends it complexity and personality. The palate is medium-bodied with a juicy opening, a melange of red and black fruit, taut and quite linear with plenty of freshness and tension on the finish. This is a well-crafted Listrac that punches well above my expectations.

2015 £15.00 RP93
30 75cl


RP/Neal Martin -
The 2014 La Bernadotte has a brisk black cherry and raspberry-scented nose with dried leaf and graphite notes lending complexity. This is well defined and displays good vigour. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, supple in the mouth with clean, fresh and quite minerally red fruit. This is a pretty Bernadotte that should give plenty of drinking pleasure over the next decade.

2014 £15.00 RP/NM89
St Emilion

RP -
This biodynamically farmed vineyard owned by Alain Moueix has turned out an attractive, deep plum/ruby-hued 2011 offering dusty, earthy notes intermixed with hints of tobacco leaf, liquorice and red and black currants. With attractive levels of fruit, this mid-weight St.-Emilion can be drunk over the next decade.
2011 £16.00 RP88

From one of the few bio-dynamically farmed vineyards in St.-Emilion!

Very pure and tasty wines at reasonable prices.

86 75cl

Lalande de Pomerol

RP/Neal Martin - The 2014 La Chenade, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, has a straightforward but appealing bouquet with ample dark cherries, bergamot tea and a touch of dried flowers. The palate is medium-bodied with a tightly-knit structure.
I appreciate the depth here, the focus and finesse, a wine that threatened to blossom in bottle... and it has.
Given the market prices for this Lalande-de-Pomerol, Denis Durantou's 2014 comes highly recommended.

2014 £18.00 RP/NM91
20 75cl

Lalande de Pomerol

RP/Neal Martin - The 2015 La Chenade is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc picked between September 15-25 and on October 5 respectively, cropped at 45 hectolitres per hectare and matured in 30% new oak. This Lalande-de-Pomerol moves towards red fruit on the nose, crushed strawberry and raspberry pastilles, candied and somehow...joyful.
The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very fine in the mouth with a keen line of acidity.
This is a very cohesive La Chenade, elegant and composed with a touch of salinity towards the finish. This is a graceful La Chenade that should drink early, but clearly has the substance to offer 12-15 years of drinking pleasure

2015 £19.00 RP/NM93
48 75cl

Lalande de Pomerol

RP/Neal Martin - The 2014 Les Cruzelles is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked between 24-29 September. It has a little more ripeness on the nose compared to the La Chenade, very perfumed with subtle violet and iris aromas, later a hint of orange blossom. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin with ample blackberry and bilberry; grainy in texture with a pleasurable marine/oyster shell element lending personality on the finish.
This is very fine.

2014 £22.00 RP/NM91

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