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BORDEAUX 'Drinkers' (below £20.00/bt) Listed by PRICE/CHATEAU

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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

     
15 75cl

FLEUR de THÉNAC BLANC
CHATEAU THÉNAC
Bergerac
(just outside the Bordeaux AOC Boundary)

RUDY - Nice good value white
with buttery notes to the baked apple and toasted nut flavours. Hints of cream on the finish. Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle and Sémillon

2012 £8.00 2014-18
           
           
   

BORDEAUX RED

     
4 75cl

CHATEAU TERRE BLANQUE TRADITION
Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux

LOVELY 'easy drinking' wine by itself or with light meals - try it!

2010 £ 8.00 2013-20
32 75cl

VIEUX CHATEAU BAYARD
Montagne St Emilion

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

2009 £9.00 2013-21
33 75cl

CHATEAU LARIVEAU
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

WS87
2013-20

60 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 £13.00 RP88
2015-22
21 75cl

MONTLANDRIE
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 £14.00 RP90
2014-24
33 75cl

RESERVE du CROIX MOUTON
Bordeaux Superieur

RP -
A big-time sleeper in this vintage, this dense purple wine from Jean-Philippe Janoueix over-delivers for its humble pedigree. A blend of 86% Merlot and the rest mostly Cabernet Franc, it is a surprisingly big wine (over 14% alcohol) with notes of smoky barbecue, kirsch, blackberries, coffee and cassis. Luscious tannins, low acidity and a textured, multi-dimensional mouthfeel make for an impressive Bordeaux Superieur.

2009 £15.00 RP90
2012-19
36 75cl

BERNADOTTE
Haut-Medoc

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
2017-27
1 75cl

GOULEE
Medoc
Chateau Cos d'Estournel

RP - Dark ruby/garnet, this delicious, elegant, classic 2008 is not the biggest or brawniest wine of the vintage, but it is a typical Bordeaux offering plenty of red and black currant fruit intermixed with liquorice, cedar and spice box characteristics.

2008 £15.00 RP87
2011-19

BIN END PRICE

88 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
27 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
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2015 £19.00 RP/NM93
2018-32
           
           

 
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