Wines from the Bordeaux region of France counts for one third of the country's good quality French wine (AOC, crus bourgeois, cru classes). The wines are considered of such high quality that they also have their own Bordeaux ranking to classify the best of the best. Bordeaux is home to over 7,000 chateaux! The region is located in the south west of France, near the Atlantic coast around the city of Bordeaux, taking its name from here. The varieties of grapes grown in this region are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. It boasts a temperate climate with a short winter and a high degree of humidity generated by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The region streches over a 6 mile radius of the city on the largest estury in europe along three rivers, (Gironde, Garonne, Dordogne) resulting in an ideal setting for wine growing. It was during the 12th century that wine from the region described as 'claret' became popular in Britain and elsewhere. Later in the 17th century much of the swampy ground in the Medoc was drained and planted with vines. These vineyards went on to become some of the best in the region and now hold all but one of the Premier Cru Classe Chateaux for red wine in Bordeaux. In 1855 the official classification of the Chateaux of Bordeaux was made with Premier Cru Classe being defined as the absolute pinnacle. Whilst the 1855 classification is still valid today, it is a little misleading as each tier also has some over-performers and under-performers. Saint-Emilion has a slightly different classification that is updated every ten years, but even that is not without its' flaws. Curiously, Pomerol where some of the very best Bordeaux is made does not have an official classification yet wines from this area are amongst the most expensive in the world. In addition to some of the world's greatest red wine, Bordeauxs also makes good white wine and some incredible dessert wines. Appellations such as Sauternes and Barsac famous for great sweet wines, whilst Graves usually make the best white wines.
An easy drinking Bordeaux blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot from the Medoc region. This is very..
€17.00 Ex Tax: €13.82
An easy going red from the Médoc, Bordeaux. This wine is perfect for drinking young bein..
€10.00 Ex Tax: €8.13
A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 55% Cabernet Franc. This producer delivers one gre..
€48.50 Ex Tax: €39.43
Comprised of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and 39% Merlot, this wine is quite a rich Bordeaux on the palate..
€87.00 Ex Tax: €70.73
A superb and mature tasting Bordeaux that is already showing nice development on the palate. This is..
€25.00 Ex Tax: €20.33
Harvested late following exceptional climate conditions throughout the year, the grapes were left to..
€54.00 Ex Tax: €43.90
Quite light-bodied on the palate with plenty of juicy jammy fruit flavours particularly blackbe..
€20.00 Ex Tax: €16.26
This is the top cuvee from this estate, which has been aged in wood. Quite rich yet smooth on the pa..
€24.00 Ex Tax: €19.51
Comprised of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon & 15% Merlot which has been aged in new oak, the 2016 vintag..
€320.00 Ex Tax: €260.16
An impressive wine from Chateau Durfort Vivens, which is very well structured. Deep notes of ripe, j..
€91.00 Ex Tax: €73.98
For 150 years, wine-making has been passed down the generations of the Nadau family. This unoaked re..
€8.00 Ex Tax: €6.50
A Bordeaux blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is both elegant and powerful wi..
€174.00 Ex Tax: €141.47
A fantastic addition to the Chateau La Gaffeliere arsenal. This 2016 vintage contains rich, potent n..
€109.00 Ex Tax: €88.62
A blend of 70% Merlot along with 30% Cabernet Franc (10% of the latter being whole bunch fermented)...
€105.00 Ex Tax: €85.37
An impressive wine from Chateau La Gaffeliere which is bold in flavour with notes of black fruits, c..
€42.50 Ex Tax: €34.55
The wines of La Roque de By owe their reputation to the pronounced terroir of the Médoc aroun..
€21.00 Ex Tax: €17.08