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 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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7% offChateau 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 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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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 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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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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Only 1 leftChateau 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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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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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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11% offChateau 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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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 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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9% offChateau Couhins-Lurton Rouge 2008 75cl
"Unfortunately this wine doesn't have Grand Cru status, but only because the Chateau didn't have any red grapes when it was classified in the 1950's! The wine is of CG quality though, ripe cassis, cherry and with leather aromas. The...
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17% offChateau Couhins-Lurton Blanc 1967 75cl
"Peach cobbler, spice and butter with a little nutmeg. Palate is old, but still with nice acidity, some lemon and grapefruit pith and honey." 88/100 Peter's Points History of Vignobles Andre Lurton 1953: André Lurton inherited the historic family estate...
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Chateau de Sales 2008 75cl
"A delicious fruit forward style of wine - ready for drinking now" Château de Sales is in the hands of the 25th generation of Famille de Lambert which has run this property for 550 years. Today they are assisted by...
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9% offVieux Chateau Gaubert 2009 150cl
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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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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Reserve de la Comtesse 2015 75cl
"Opaquely purple in colour, the nose is loaded with floral, cassis, boysenberry, earth, olive and tobacco notes. Powerful, graceful, sensuous, rich, fresh, it is unusually full-bodied for a wine from this estate. It is pure, refined and offers silky, velvet...
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Only 1 leftChateau Cap de Mourlin 2005 75cl
"Drinking wonderfully now and at the perfect stage of maturity. Elegant cassis and tobacco flavours with a soft, silky tannin." The Capdemourlins have owned property and made wine in St Emilion since the 16th Century. The property is 14 hectares...
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Chateau Cos Labory 2010 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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Chateau Siran 1990 Magnum 1.5l
"Coming from the Chateau straight to us in St Andrews, this 1990 is from one of the two exceptional vintages of 1989 and 1990. About to enter a stretch of mediocre vintages until 1995, 1990 was the last hoorah for...
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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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Only 1 leftChateau Figeac 2005 75cl
"The finest Figeac since the 1990 and 1982, the restrained, but complex 2005 exhibits notes of black olives, new saddle leather, tobacco leaf, and sweet cherry and black currant fruit. The wine is medium-bodied with racy tannins as well as...
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