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 Haut Rian Rouge 2018 37.5cl
"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...
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Chateau Noaillac 2018 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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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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A fabulous, approachable, easy drinking Bordeaux made by Pascal Pallaruelo who is one of the great new winemakers making affordable Bordeaux. The Mazetier pours a dark ruby with a scarlet rim. On the nose, it is aromatic with wild cherry...
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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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Chateau Le Bedat 2018 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 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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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 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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Chateau 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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Chateau La Tour de By 2011 75cl
"This wine shows that Tour de By is great year in and year out. Just wonderful sllightly dusty flavours and a load of cherry stone - delicious" This great property is now run by two of the late Marc Pagès’s...
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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 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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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 Fourcas Dupre 2016 75cl
  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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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 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 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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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 Blancquet 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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Chateau 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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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 Siran 2014 75cl

£38.50 £43.95

Siran is a little gem in Margaux and the wines are beautiful. Château Siran has 25 hectares under vine with an average age of 30 years. The soil type is alluvial sandy gravel and the blend generally comprises 50% Cabernet...
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Only 1 leftChateau 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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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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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 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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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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Only 1 leftClos 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 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 Siran 1989 Magnum 1.5l
"Coming to us straight from the Chateau, this 1989 magnum is from a superb year, widely accepted to be the best of the decade with the 1985" Château Siran is a winery in the Margaux appellation of the Bordeaux region...
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