Merlot

Sierra Grande Merlot 2015 75cl
Restrained and elegant with fresh bramble fruit flavours and hints of dark chocolate and spice, well-balanced with smooth tannins. This is a lovely example of cooler-climate Merlot and an excellent food wine.
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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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Selection 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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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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Only 1 leftChateau 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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Pitchfork Cabernet Merlot 2018 75cl
Incredibly elegant with superbly ripe dark fruit and beautifully subtle hints of rosemary and mint, typical of Margaret River Cabernet. The tannins are ripe and the seductive smoky edge of oak is beautifully integrated. 91 points James Suckling Former winemaker...
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Chateau Baleste 2016 75cl
The Buzet co-operative was founded in 1953, with the Côtes de Buzet being awarded full appellation status in 1973. The name was simplified to Buzet from the 1988 vintage. Today, the appellation is a virtual monopoly with the co- operative...
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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 Larroque Bordeaux Superieur 2016 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 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 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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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 Croix de Rambeau 2014 75cl
Croix de Rambeau is a 6.5 hectare lieu-dit located on the red clay soils of the plateau. It was acquired in the 1940s by Jean-Louis Trocard and is planted with 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The wine spends 14...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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Trefethen Family Vineyards Merlot 2014 75cl
"The aroma gives way to savory notes of black pepper, mushrooms and chocolate. The wine is lush and silky tannins back up a full, strong palate with great structure through the end." Trefethen Family Vineyards are exactly that - a...
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