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BORDEAUX WINE REGION

The greatest vineyards have of course proved that they will produce great wine whatever the conditions. In a region as renowned and celebrated for its rich history as Bordeaux, twenty years is a mere blink of the eye. However, the changes over the last two decades have been profound. Vineyards have changed hands, new winemaking techniques have come and gone and of course the worldwide interest in the very greatest wines has gone into overdrive.

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A wine of red fruits and a lithe, elegant style, this combines redcurrant and raspberry with a little white pepper and lovely silky textures. No more than mid-weight (but important to note that all Moueix wines are tasted without press wine added), the style is generally gentle and relaxed but never escaping a certain austerity and rigour running through as...

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2010 Château Seguin, Pessac-Leognan

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2013 Château Climens, 1er Cru Barsac

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2013 Château Suduiraut, 1er Cru Sauternes

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2018 Clos du Marquis, St Julien

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2009 Château La Croix Figeac, St Emilion Grand Cru

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Elegant, pure red fruits on the nose with a floral edge; this is ripe and rounded with good density on the palate but plenty of freshness too. The wood is well integrated and tannins show accomplished winemaking. Should be one of the best bargains on the right bank. Drink 2015-2025 16

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Lovely fragrance and perfume here, this is full of crushed raspberry fruit and offers immediate appeal. The textures are soft and supple and the ensemble is supremely stylish for this level. Lovely elegant St Emilion from a top source. Drink 2015-2025. 15.5

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2011 Mixed Sauternes 2011

Mix Châ Suduiraut; Châ Coutet; Châ Doisy Verdrines

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We only create these liquid gold assortment cases in vintages where we can find three sticky beauties that really excite us. In 2011 we had a wealth of options. We appreciate that sometimes it is quite hard to work your way through a whole case of the same Sauternes, and this mixed case provides you with the ability to dip...

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2007 Château Doisy Védrines, 2ème Cru Barsac

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Intense, classic honeyed notes with gorgeous aromas of pineapple and sweet floral blossoms. On the palate, the floral character combines with little sparks of sherbet, orange zest and ripe white peach but without ever losing focus and zip. A really delicious and totally bewitching wine.

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BORDEAUX WINE REGION

Fashions have seen the rise and fall of the garagistes and the influence of the consultant winemaker. However, for all of these human elements, the 1855 classification remains unchanged and, whether it has been the torrid heat of 2003, the gloom of 2007 or the glory of 2005, the greatest vineyards have proved that they produce great wine whatever the conditions.

In the next twenty years, we will undoubtedly see further pressure on supply at the top with prices continuing to stretch credulity. But what of the hundreds of smaller producers, who have struggled so badly in recent times? Theirs is not the good fortune of great terroir and in a fast moving world, it is here that reform is needed most strongly. The EU wine lake has been emptied and the bad practices that it encouraged are happily draining away too. For the consumer, the result must be the guarantee of ever greater quality because whatever the level of classification, if Bordeaux wants to maintain its position as the number one wine region in the world, quality must be at the centre of its plans.

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