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BORDEAUX 'Drinkers' (below £24.00/bottle)

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

Year

Price per
Bottle
including
VAT

Tasting
Score/Notes
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.      
           
   

BORDEAUX WHITE

     
37 75cl

GRAND VILLAGE BLANC
Bordeaux Superieur


RP/Neal Martin -
The 2015 Grand Village Blanc is a blend of 34% Sauvignon Blanc and 66% Semillon. It has an attractive bouquet with lime, grapefruit and walnut aromas, the Semillon very expressive here. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, lively in the mouth with a brisk pear and nectarine, slightly pithy finish. This wine from Guinaudeau family is well worth seeking out.

2015 £15.00 RP/NM91
2019-24
           
   

BORDEAUX RED

     
57 75cl

BERNADOTTE
Haut-Medoc

Vinous.com/
Neal Martin - The 2015 Bernadotte shoots above my expectation. It has a clean and fresh bouquet with plenty of appealing graphite notes. The palate is medium-bodied with dusky black fruit sprinkled with black pepper, good length and nicely focused. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.

2015 £18.00 Vinous/NM90
2020-30
55 75cl

LA CHENADE
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/NM91
2018-32
55 75cl

LA CHENADE
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
2018-28
58 75cl LES CRUZELLES
Lalande de Pomerol

RP/Neal Martin -
The 2016 Les Cruzelles, Denis Durantou's second estate in Lalande-de-Pomerol, is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc picked 22-29 September and on 6 October, respectively.  It has a very fragrant bouquet with perfumed red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit infused with minerals, like the La Chenade, very harmonious and detailed. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy red berry fruit, crisp acidity, a little spicier than the La Chenade and perhaps with a touch more persistence on the finish. Cellar space should be made for this sensual and engaging wine, and if prices follow their trend as in previous years, it could be one of the Right Bank's outstanding values.
2016 £24.00 RP/NM93
2020-35
67 75cl LES CRUZELLES
Lalande de Pomerol

RP/Neal Martin -
The 2015 Les Cruzelles is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc on gravel/clayey soil, picked from September 15-22 and October 6 respectively, then matured in 45% new oak. The new wood is seamlessly integrated into this Lalande-de-Pomerol, more broody and introspective than the La Chenade at the moment, but very well defined. The palate is beautifully proportioned with crisp tannin, a fine line of acidity, somehow gentle and understated on the finish, but very long in the mouth. Yet another ridiculously fine wine to load up on, courtesy of Denis Durantou.
2015 £24.00 RP/NM93
2018-35
6 75cl

LES CRUZELLES
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 £18.00 RP/NM91
2018-30
43 75cl

MONTLANDRIE
Cotes de Castillon

RP/Neal Martin - The 2016 Montlandrie is a blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon picked between 3-17 October. It is the first vintage to include more than 80% of the vines that were planted by Denis Durantou after 2008.  The palate is medium-bodied with fine structure, more saline than the Les Cruzelles, backward at the moment, but the Cabernets impart some lovely graphite notes on the saline finish. Superb.

2016 £20.00 RP/NM92
2019-31
52 75cl

MONTLANDRIE
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
2018-32
4 75cl

MONTLANDRIE
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 £15.00 RP/NM90
2019-29
59 75cl

MONTLANDRIE
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
2015-24
33 75cl GRAND VILLAGE
Bordeaux Superieur

RP/Lisa Perrotti-Brown -
The 2015 Grand Village is deep garnet-purple in colour with a nose of warm plums, black forest cake and spice box with notions of anise and tilled soil. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and chewy with nice freshness and plenty of juicy/earth-laced fruit to pave the long finish.
2015 £18.00 RP/LPB91
2018-30

36

75cl

CAPBERN
Saint Estephe

Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -
The 2017 Capbern is a very pretty wine to drink now and over the next few years. Sweet red cherry, red plum, blood orange, mocha and floral notes are nicely pushed forward in this supple, racy Saint-Estèphe. Dried herbs and a range of floral Cabernet Sauvignon inflections add character. Tasted two times.

2017

£19.00

AG90
2020-29

35 75cl CONNÉTABLE de TALBOT
Saint Julien

2nd Wine of Chateau Talbot
The top wine currently sells for approx. £54 a bottle! So this represents real value.


Vinous/Antonio Galloni -
The 2017 Connétable de Talbot is a tasty second wine. Blood orange, brown spice, new leather and dried herbs give the 2017 an enticing, exotic profile that is quite appealing. Medium in body, with no hard edges and tons of up-front appeal, the 2017 is an attractive Saint-Julien to drink over the next few years.

2017 £22.00 AG87
2020-25
36 75cl

BLASON D'ISSAN
Margaux

2nd Wine of Chateau d'Issan
The top wine currently sells for approx. £60 for a 75cl bottle! So this represents real value.


Vinous.com/Antonio Galloni -
The 2017 Blason d'Issan is a plump, juicy second wine to drink now and over the next few years. Dark red cherry, tobacco, cedar, licorice and dried herbs add layers of nuance to this attractive mid-weight Margaux.

2017 £24.00 AG88
2020-27
 

 
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