Bordeaux

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.

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Beau Rivage De By

75cl

An easy drinking Bordeaux blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot from the Medoc region. This is very..

€17.00 Ex Tax: €14.05

Brio Cantenac Brown

75cl

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 55% Cabernet Franc. This producer delivers one gre..

€48.50 Ex Tax: €40.08

Castelnau de Suduiraut Sauternes 37.5cl

37.5cl

Castelnau de Suduiraut is the second wine from Chateau Suduiraut, and is a fresh-style Sauternes wit..

€18.50 Ex Tax: €15.29

Chateau Cantenac Brown

75cl

Comprised of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and 39% Merlot, this wine is quite a rich Bordeaux on the palate..

€87.00 Ex Tax: €71.90

Chateau Castera Medoc Cru Bourgeois

75cl

A superb and mature tasting Bordeaux that is already showing nice development on the palate. This is..

€24.00 Ex Tax: €19.83

Chateau Chasse-Spleen Moulis-en-Medoc New In

Chateau Chasse-Spleen Moulis-en-Medoc

Harvested late following exceptional climate conditions throughout the year, the grapes were left to..

€54.00 Ex Tax: €44.63

Chateau Cotes de Bonde 2015

75cl

Quite light-bodied on the palate with plenty of juicy jammy fruit flavours particularly blackbe..

€20.00 Ex Tax: €16.53

Chateau Cotes de Bonde Elegance 2015

75cl

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: €19.83

Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou New In

Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou

75cl

Comprised of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon & 15% Merlot which has been aged in new oak, the 2016 vintag..

€320.00 Ex Tax: €264.46

Chateau Durfort Vivens 2015 New In

Chateau Durfort Vivens 2015

75cl

An impressive wine from Chateau Durfort Vivens, which is very well structured. Deep notes of ripe, j..

€91.00 Ex Tax: €75.21

Chateau Gillet Bordeaux Rouge

75cl

For 150 years, wine-making has been passed down the generations of the Nadau family. This unoaked re..

€13.50 Ex Tax: €11.16

Chateau La Gaffeliere 2016

75cl

A fantastic addition to the Chateau La Gaffeliere arsenal. This 2016 vintage contains rich, potent n..

€109.00 Ex Tax: €90.08

Chateau La Gaffeliere 2017 New In

Chateau La Gaffeliere 2017

75cl

A blend of 70% Merlot along with 30% Cabernet Franc (10% of the latter being whole bunch fermented)...

€105.00 Ex Tax: €86.78

Chateau La Gaffeliere Dame Gaffeliere 2015

75cl

An impressive wine from Chateau La Gaffeliere which is bold in flavour with notes of black fruits, c..

€42.50 Ex Tax: €35.12

Chateau La Roque de By

75cl

The wines of La Roque de By owe their reputation to the pronounced terroir of the Médoc aroun..

€21.00 Ex Tax: €17.36

Chateau la Tour de By

75cl

The wine has a deep dark ruby colour with an impressive scent, dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon at 60..

€28.50 Ex Tax: €23.55