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 Le Pey 2015 37.5cl
Château Le Pey has a total of 49 hectares of vines and is the oldest and most important property of the Compagnet family. The soil at Château Le Pey is made up of clay and limestone and the vineyards are...
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Tasting Note: "A lovely little open and pour Bordeaux. There are bigger flavours of cassis and cherry, but with a lovely strawberry lift. The palate is well balanced, the savoury notes rounded by the fruit with a nice tannin and...
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17% offChateau Haut Rian Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2020 75cl
Tasting Note: "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 Producer: Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate from Champagne and...
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Only 1 leftSelection J-L Trocard Bordeaux 2016 75cl
This Merlot-based generic red comes from 15 hectares of vines located around Les Artigues-de Lussac. The wine spends 12 months ageing in vat with further maturation in bottle before release. I know it looks like 'generic supermarket Bordeaux' but the...
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6% 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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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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9% offChateau des Demoiselles 2015 75cl
Tasting Note: "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...
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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 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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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 le Pey 2015 75cl
Château Le Pey has a total of 49 hectares of vines and is the oldest and most important property of the Compagnet family. The soil at Château Le Pey is made up of clay and limestone and the vineyards are...
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Only 1 leftVieux 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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Only 1 leftGaragista Malbec 2018 75cl
Fancy a Malbec from Bordeaux? this is a brilliant one - not your big chocolatey thing from Argentina, a much more fruit focused wine with earthy notes and a silky finish. Vignerons depuis 1620 ensures that the Trocard family are...
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13% offChateau de Cruzeau Rouge 2018 75cl
"Beautiful dark, lively red colour. The bouquet is fresh and fruity, with ripe black and red berry notes and hints of understatedoak. Starts out straightforward and characterful on the palate, with fruity flavours intensifying on the finish. A wine with...
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Chateau 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 La Tour de By 2017 75cl
"A lovely wine - very approachable when young and with loads of red berry fruit." This great property is now run by two of the late Marc Pagès’s grandsons, Frédéric Le Clerc (ex Ecole Polytechnique) and Benjamin Richer des Forges....
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15% offChateau Maucaillou 2008 75cl
Tasting Note: A delicious, mature Bordeaux. Dusty with cherry, cinnamon bun and nutmeg aromas. A dry, dusty palate, soft and persistent with savoury flavours and great structure. Producer: Beginning in the 19th century when the Petit-Laroche family settled in a place called...
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Chateau Brillette 2002 75cl
Tasting Note: "Aniseed, cherry stone and sweet pipe tobacco flavours - a cracker from this Chateau in Moulis." Producer: Prior to the French Revolution, Chateau Brillette was the property of the Le Blanc Mauvezin family, which also owned Chateau Mauvezin in...
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Chateau Fourcas Dupre 2016 75cl
The folk who made this wine are Patrice and Ghislain Pagès are nephews of the late Marc Pagès of Château la Tour de By, but in 2019 it was bought by Gerard Jicquel, who founded the SAMSIC group in 1986,...
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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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Chateau La Tour de By 2018 75cl
"A sleeper - one to pop away for a few years. Some 2018s are good young, this needs the time to soften up." This great property is now run by two of the late Marc Pagès’s grandsons, Frédéric Le Clerc...
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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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Chateau 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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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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La Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet 2006 75cl
Tasting Note: Perfumed aromas with ripe cherries and a little bit of aniseed coming off. Some savoury notes on the palate with green chilli flavours mixed with cocoa and some silky tannins on the finish. Producer: Purchased in 1969 by Jean...
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14% offChateau 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 Filhot Sauternes 2011 75cl
"Brilliant, honeyed and with some lovely citrus and passion fruit aromas. A wonderful wine, very well balanced and with perfect acidity. Now where is that Roquefort...." Without doubt Château Filhot is among the very finest estates in Sauternes. Its architecture,...
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Chateau Andron Blanquet 2016 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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Only 1 leftChateau Lalande 2016 75cl
A wine that possesses all the richness and power that you should expect from a classed Saint-Julien estate, but at half the price. Textbook pencil lead, tea chest nose with a well structured palate of intense cassis fruit and fine...
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Chateau La Rose Perriere 2015 75cl
Château La Perrière is located in the commune of Lussac. Monks established a monastery here in the Middle Ages and were the first to plant vines. The estate owes its name to an eponymous stream, which in turn takes its...
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Chateau Sociando-Mallet 2007 75cl
Tasting Note: "Quite refined on the nose - moderately effusive plums, charcoal, and petricor. The complexity and refinement doesn’t quite connect on the palate, which never quite comes alive. Still, very classic Sociando profile - medium-bodied, with black plum and...
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9% offChateau 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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Chateau La Louviere Blanc 2014 75cl
"Now 100% Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is remarkable, but one to put away for a decade. Light, fresh, clean and elegant, but still awaiting the complexity and depth to emerge, if you fancy a sleeper wine, this is the one...
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9% offChateau Couhins-Lurton Rouge 2011 75cl
"Such a nice wine - bold, earthy, coffee and cherry with some wooden sideboard on the nose. The palate is lovely, still young with plenty of time to come" History of Vignobles Andre Lurton 1953: André Lurton inherited the historic...
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Chateau Porte Chic 2016 75cl
Tasting Note: Classic Pomerol - exceptional Merlot fruit and then a wonderful long, savoury finish coming from the Cabernets. Porte Chic is located on the plateau of Pomerol where Château Cantereau once stood, which is now in ruin. It is...
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Chateau Poujeaux 1998 75cl
Tasting Note: Oh how I love this wine. I first tried it years ago when this wine was young and then I didn't sample it until this year again. Dusty, dry and with cherry stone and leather chairs on the nose,...
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Only 1 leftChateau Sigalas Rabaud 2004 75cl
"A lovely rich, fruity style of wine with loads of honey on the nose. The palate is so sexy, rich and yet with beautiful acidity, marmalade, sweet curry spice and really balanced." Château Sigalas Rabaud has been in the Sigalas...
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25% offChateau Laborde 2010 6 pack deal
Tasting Note: "A staggeringly good mature Bordeaux from the stellar 2010 vintage. Showing developed fruit flavours, cassis, damson and baked brambles, it then goes onto a wonderful soft and approachable palate with evolved cherry and cassis, then some cocoa and...
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