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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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: €260.16

Chateau Pichon Baron Longueville

75cl

Top wine from one of Pauillac's leading estates. Château Pichon-Longueville Baron, a leadi..

€234.00 Ex Tax: €190.25

Chateau Lynch Bages 2016 New In

Chateau Lynch Bages 2016

75cl

The 2016 Chateau Lynch-Bages is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc &am..

€227.00 Ex Tax: €184.55

Chateau La Gaffeliere 2010 New In

Chateau La Gaffeliere 2010

75cl

A Bordeaux blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is both elegant and powerful wi..

€174.00 Ex Tax: €141.47

Chateau Brane Cantenac

75cl

A perfectly balanced wine, that suits being matured in 60% new oak. Notes of berry fruits are promin..

€150.00 Ex Tax: €121.95

Chateau Pavie Macquin

75cl

Made from a blend of 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, this medium-bodied wi..

€129.50 Ex Tax: €105.28

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: €88.62

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: €85.37

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: €73.98

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: €70.73

Chateau Kirwan Margaux New In

Chateau Kirwan Margaux

75cl

A Bordeaux-style red from the Margaux appellation. This is bursting with black fruits, bal..

€78.00 Ex Tax: €63.42

Chateau Suduiraut 2008

75cl

Deliciously sweet with honeyed fruit flavours, one can expect boisterous yet balanced citrus notes t..

€76.95 Ex Tax: €62.56

La Croix Ducru Beaucaillou

75cl

Made from a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon this Bordeaux is perfect which rich meat, either ..

€76.00 Ex Tax: €61.79

Echo de Lynch Bages

75cl

Echo de Lynch is packed full of all the aromas, flavours and length associated with Pauillac wines. ..

€75.00 Ex Tax: €60.98

Chateau Prieure Lichine

75cl

A beautifully elegant blend which has an abundance of black fruit flavour. Fresh, aromatic and silky..

€69.00 Ex Tax: €56.10

Les Tourelles de Longueville

75 cl

A blend of 61% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc that is aged for 12 months in o..

€62.99 Ex Tax: €51.21