Bordeaux

Bordeaux - my first wine love! Drinking a bottle of 1997 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou in the Oddbins shop I'd just started work in opened my eyes to how good Bordeaux can be. However in the years since that, prices of first and second growths have skyrocketed and so I have focused on value. This doesn't mean all the wines here are cheap, but they all offer exceptional value for money, regardless of the price. 
My favourite producers are La Tour de By from the Medoc, Siran from Margaux, La Louviere from Pessac Leognan and the lovely Chateau Haut Rian, but, in reality, I like all of these - they wouldn't be in my inventory if I didn't!

My Favourite Red Producers
My Favourite White Producers
My Favourite Sweet Wine Producers
Chateau Haut Rian Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2019 37.5cl
"Bright with lovely apricot aromas and then some peach skin and citrus on the palate. A really lovely fresh and clean style of white Bordeaux" Peter's Points: 88 Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate from Champagne and Alsace and...
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Chateau Noaillac 2016 37.5cl
"I remember drinking older vintages of this wine and being amazed at how tasty they are! A lovely every day claret - cassis, tobacco and cocoa" A rising star. Damien, Marc Pages’s grandson, took over the running of this property...
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8% offChateau Haut Rian Rose 2019 75cl
"A little dusty earth coming off with fresh floral notes coming off. Loads of strawberry and a hint of white pepper coming off. " Peter's Points: 89 Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate from Champagne and Alsace and they spent...
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Chateau Le Bedat 2016 75cl
A juicy, fruity style of Bordeaux, ready for drinking when young. A 19 hectare property, in the commune of Gensac, east of St Emilion and owned by the Fontana family. 
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Chateau Fayau Cuvee Jean Medeville 2016 75cl
Château Fayau is the heart of a family-run estate located in the pretty village of Cadillac owned by Jean Médeville, who is the principal winemaker aided by his brother, Marc and cousin, Jacques. Their vineyards on the right bank of...
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Chateau Haut Rian Rouge 2017 75cl
"A bright fresh red with sweeter blackberry fruit. The palate has the cabernet noticeable with earthy, veggie fruit coming through. Very soft, gentle tannin and a little spice on the finish." Peter's Points: 88 Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate...
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Chateau Briatte Sauternes 2014 37.5cl
"Such a lovely wine - soft apricot with lemon an orange marmalade emerging. There is a hint of botrytis on the nose too. The palate has spice, more stone fruit, honey textures, soft and delicious." Peter's Points: 91pts Situated in...
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13% offChateau des Demoiselles 2015 75cl
You loved the 2010 vintage, and this is better, just a bit younger. Mind you, I was drinking the 2010 since it was 3 years old, and I have every intention of enjoying this wine at 3 years old as...
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9% offChateau Thieuley 2015 75cl

Chateau Thieuley 2015 75cl

£14.50 £16.00

"Lovely fruitbasket aromas, more red than dark frruit, lead to a brisk attack with touches of toast and more fruit. The tannin is smooth and the finish pleasingly medium" 88 points Decanter Magazine Château Thieuley is situated at La Sauve...
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Chateau Larroque Bordeaux Superieur 2015 75cl
“An attractive nose of oak overlaying seductive dark red fruits with hints of blackcurrant leads onto a complex palate with silky tannins. Soft, earthy flavours of dark cherry and blackcurrant matches silky tannins to finish.” Decanter, World Wine Awards 2017,...
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Chateau Cailloux de By 2016 75cl
"Such a lovely wine - Mars Bars and green peppers with barbecue smokiness on the nose. Nice gentle tannin, freshness and a long finish. This should be your everyday Bordeaux!" Taye Cozine 89pts, Peter's Points 90pts This great property is...
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Chateau de Bel Echappe Bel Bordeaux Rouge NV 75cl
Perhaps the most radical winemaker in Bordeaux? Undoubtedly this is the antithesis to what we’ve become accustomed to seeing from this most traditional of French wine regions. Olivier Cazenave and his wife Anne discovered Château de Bel on the banks...
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Chateau Graville Lacoste Graves Blanc 2019 75cl
"Bright, light and with a lovely delicate lemon and melon aroma. The palate is so soft and subtle, more lemon and peach skin flavours. Very very good." Peter's Points 92pts Owned by Herve Dubourdieu, the vineyards were planted in 1951...
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Chateau Puynard 2017 75cl
"Cassis, ripe cedary Cabernet aromas, this is a great wine to drink over a few nights." Château Puynard is situated on the right bank of the Gironde, in the commune of Berson, six kilometres north east of Blaye itself. The...
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Saint Jacques de Siran 2016 75cl
"This wine is made from vines on the border of Margaux, so is classified as AOC Bordeaux Superieur. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, from vines with an average age of 26 years, it is a perfect...
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Chateau Noaillac 2016 75cl
"I remember drinking older vintages of this wine and being amazed at how tasty they are! A lovely every day claret - cassis, tobacco and cocoa" A rising star. Damien, Marc Pages’s grandson, took over the running of this property...
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Vieux Chateau Bayard 2016 75cl
"I love this wine - sweet black cherries, some subtle mint notes, nice balance with a slight earthy hint." 90/100 Peter's Points Vieux Château Bayard has been in the same family for eight generations and always run by women. Marie-Laure...
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Chateau de Barbe Blanche 2016 75cl
"Such a delicious bottle of wine. Merlot, Cab Franc and Cab Sauv, red and blackberry aromas with some cherry kicking in. I really like this wine." History of Vignobles Andre Lurton 1953: André Lurton inherited the historic family estate Château...
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  Patrice and Ghislain Pagès are nephews of the late Marc Pagès of Château la Tour de By. Château Fourcas Dupré is a 44-hectare property situated in the Commune of Listrac, with vines averaging 25 years old. The soils are...
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Only 1 leftChateau La Tour de By 2012 75cl
"A super very drinkable Bordeaux. Just grab a bottle of this lovely elegant Bordeaux and open it and you'll find it full of cherry, green pepper and cocoa flavours - all soft and delicious!" This great property is now run...
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Only 1 leftChateau Andron Blanquet 2011 75cl
Cabernet fruit comes through with earthy hints and then the Merlot softening the edges. A deeeelish bottle of wine. Both Cos Labory and Andron Blanquet are surrounded by three illustrious neighbours, Château Lafite, Château Cos d’Estournel and Château Lafon Rochet....
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Chateau Briatte Sauternes 2014 75cl
"Such a lovely wine - soft apricot with lemon an orange marmalade emerging. There is a hint of botrytis on the nose too. The palate has spice, more stone fruit, honey textures, soft and delicious." Peter's Points: 91pts Situated in...
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11% offVieux Chateau Gaubert 2009 75cl
Wonderfully complex nose, with aromas of cassis and plums, swathed in savoury nuance with hints of truffle, roasted meats coffee and fresh leather. Rich yet graceful with succulent, soft, velvety tannins. At its peak right now, this delicious red still...
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Chateau Fourcas Dupre 2015 75cl
"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...
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0% offChateau La Tour de By 2015 75cl
"This is so flexible, dark, brooding and earthy now with a concentrated cherry compote and cocoa nib flavour, with time it will blossom into the beauty that I know it will become. Open it an hour or so before you...
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Only 1 leftChateau de Bel Franc de Bel NV 75cl
Perhaps the most radical winemaker in Bordeaux? Undoubtedly this is the antithesis to what we’ve become accustomed to seeing from this most traditional of French wine regions. Olivier Cazenave and his wife Anne discovered Château de Bel on the banks...
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Vieux Chateau Gaubert 2010 75cl
A wonderful Bordeaux that you can easily put away for a decade and then still have a decade to drink it. A stellar year and a superb wine. If you haven't tried this producer, do, as it will reward you...
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Chateau La Tour de By 2016 75cl
"A classic of this wine - reminds me a lot of the 2000 vintage, which is what turned me on to this producer. A superb wine for ageing in the mid to long term. Dark, earthy with liquorice coming out....
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14% offChateau La Louviere Blanc 2006 75cl
"Lurton wanted their whites to go into screwtop but by the 2014 vintage the French market had forced them to abandon this plan. Fortunately the 2006 is in screwcap and is unbelievably fresh for a wine that is over a...
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Chateau Larroque Bordeaux Superieur 2015 150cl
“An attractive nose of oak overlaying seductive dark red fruits with hints of blackcurrant leads onto a complex palate with silky tannins. Soft, earthy flavours of dark cherry and blackcurrant matches silky tannins to finish.” Decanter, World Wine Awards 2017,...
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Chateau Siaurac 2014 75cl
"Attractive truffle, graphite and plum notes intermixed with mocha and black cherry cascade from the glass of this supple, chunky, fleshy wine. There is good glycerin, purity and overall character to this wine, which can be drunk over the next...
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Chateau Puynard 2015 150cl
"Cassis, ripe cedary Cabernet aromas, this is a great wine to drink over a few nights." Château Puynard is situated on the right bank of the Gironde, in the commune of Berson, six kilometres north east of Blaye itself. The...
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13% offChateau Couhins-Lurton Rouge 2004 75cl
"Such a lovely red - elegant, cherry, mint and thyme with a soft tannin, mulchy earth coming through with a little bit of pipe tobacco." 90/100 Peter's Points History of Vignobles Andre Lurton 1953: André Lurton inherited the historic family...
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Chateau Gaudin 2002 75cl
Aged in the family owned Chateau, this has baked plums, cassis and spice on the now with a silky, long aged fruit finish.  Family-owned since 1901, Château Gaudin is an 11-hectare estate with a vineyard planted on the gravel ridge of...
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Only 1 leftChateau Couhins-Lurton Blanc 1988 75cl
"A weighty wine - the bottle I tried was a richer, more complex wine with spice and citrus marmalade." History of Vignobles Andre Lurton 1953: André Lurton inherited the historic family estate Château Bonnet in Grézillac and continued the work...
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11% offChateau Couhins-Lurton Blanc 1983 75cl
"Soft citrus fruit, bread and butter pudding on the nose with brioche and apricot. The palate has nice acidity, some fresher fruit asnd then a little spice." 89/100 Peter's Points History of Vignobles Andre Lurton 1953: André Lurton inherited the...
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Only 1 leftChateau Cos Labory 2011 75cl
"Slightly gourmet around the edge of the aromatics, some caramel flavours with good earthy fruit and vigour. A super St Estephe." Bernard Audoy has transformed Cos Labory to be almost as sought after as his more illustrious neighbours. The encépagement is...
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Clos Vieux Taillefer 2016 75cl
A little jewel in Pomerol! In August 2008, Nicolas and Alexandra Robin purchased this lovely vineyard from their grandfather Francis Robin. A new winemaking cellar was constructed in 2010 and a barrel cellar in 2013. When Decanter arranged a tasting...
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Chateau Gombaude Guillot Pom n Roll 2016 75cl
"A little gem of 7 hectares situated in the heart of the Pomerol plateau, surrounded by famous neighbours. The property is today run by Olivier Techer, the winemaker, his wife Marine and his brother Sylvain. They represent the 6th generation...
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Chateau Cos Labory 2015 75cl
One to put away for a bit - its neighbours include Cos d'Estournel and Lafite so this is a steal!  Bernard Audoy has transformed Cos Labory to be almost as sought after as his more illustrious neighbours. The encépagement is...
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