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BORDEAUX 'Drinkers'   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

     
18 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 £10.00 2014-18
36 75cl

CHATEAU CLOS des LUNES -
LUNES d'ARGENT 
Bordeaux Blanc
Domaine de Chevalier


RP
- The stunningly fleshy, floral, honeysuckle-scented 2012 Lune d’Argent exhibits medium to full body and good depth. A blend of 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc (13.5% natural alcohol), this is a new project from proprietor Olivier Bernard of Domaine de Chevalier.

2012 £12.00 RP90
2013-20
           
           
   

BORDEAUX RED

     
27 75cl

CHATEAU TERRE BLANQUE TRADITION
Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux

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

2010 £ 9.00 2013-20
38 75cl

VIEUX CHATEAU BAYARD
Montagne St Emilion

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

2009 £10.00 2013-21
14 75cl

CHATEAU AILE de PALOUMEY
Haut Medoc

RP - A delicious blend of two grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (probably more of the former than the latter based on the way it tastes), this wine is a classic Bordeaux. Characteristics such as cedar wood, tobacco leaf, red and black currants and a touch of liquorice can be found in its medium-bodied, easygoing, supple texture and surprisingly good depth.

2010 £12.00

RP87
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 £12.00

WS87
2013-20

18 75cl

CHATEAU FLEUR la MOTHE
Medoc

RP - A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the 2010 from Fleur La Mothe is full-bodied, relatively structured and masculine, with lots of black currant fruit intermixed with incense and touches of background oak and damp earth. It’s a beauty to drink over the next decade.

2010 £13.00

RP88
2013-23

31 75cl

FONBEL
St Emilion

RP -
A sleeper of the vintage, the dark ruby/purple-coloured 2012 Fonbel offers up sweet aromas of mulberries, raspberries, forest floor and loamy soil. Medium-bodied with abundant fruit, glycerine and length, it should drink well for a decade.

2012 £14.00 RP89
2014-24
30 75cl

FONBEL
St Emilion

RP -
Alain Vauthier, who owns this small estate, has been ratcheting up the level of quality at Fonbel just as he has at his more well-known properties, Ausone and Moulin St.-Georges

2007 £14.00 RP89
2010-20
72 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
2015-22
74 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 £15.00 RP90
2014-24
59 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
48 75cl

BERNADOTTE
Haut Medoc

RP - This 2012 comes across as a well-made, over-achieving wine from this property. Dense ruby/purple, with notes of vanilla, spice box, earth and plenty of blackcurrants, it is medium-bodied, with ripe tannins, in a classic, traditional style.

2012 £15.00 RP87
2015-23
42 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 £17.00 RP87
2011-19
4 75cl

SENEJAC
Haut-Medoc

RP -
Pontet-Canet’s brilliant proprietor, Alfred Tesseron, has begun to look after the wines of Senejac and the result is a tasty, elegant 2010 offering copious berry fruit notes intermixed with hints of cedarwood and spice.

2010 £18.00 RP90
2013-21
           
           

 
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