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BORDEAUX - Drinkers

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.      


7 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


53 75cl

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
47 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 £20.00 RP/NM93
19 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 £15.00 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
21 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
7 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
Bordeaux Superieur

RP/Lisa Perrotti-Brown -
Made of 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple coloured 2016 Grand Village bursts out of the glass with exuberant black cherries, crushed blueberries and boysenberry notes with hints of redcurrants, pencil lead, Sichuan pepper and spearmint. The medium to full-bodied palate explodes with energy, offering layers of blue and black fruits with loads of spicy sparks and a very plush frame, finishing long and vibrant.
2016 £15.00 RP/LPB93
24 75cl SENEJAC

RP/Lisa Perrotti-Brown -
Medium to deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2016 Senejac gives notions of crushed red and black cherries, mulberries and cassis with touches of earth, violets, chocolate box and cinnamon stick. Medium-bodied and laden with bags of juicy fruit, it has a soft structure and great length.
2016 £18.00 RP/LPB90
73 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
34 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 £18.00 RP/NM91

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