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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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Bottle 75cl £19.60

Case of 12 £235.18

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Single bottle£101.00

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85% Merlot/15% Cabernet Franc. First impressions are focused on fresh fruit, a lovely nose of red and black berries that still retain a certain crunchiness. On the palate, there is remarkable precision as well as a creamy texture, a charming combination. The ripe Merlot marries beautifully with the more alert Cabernet Franc and it’s the quality of the tannins that...

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2013 Château Climens, 1er Cru Barsac

Château Climens

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Bottle 75cl £46.60

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2013 Château Suduiraut, 1er Cru Sauternes

Château Suduiraut

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Bottle 75cl £49.10

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2009 Château Saintayme

Château Saintayme

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Bottle 75cl £24.60

Case of 12 £295.18

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Case of 12 x 75cl £415.20

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Image of wine Château L'Arrosée, Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
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Lovely core of dense black fruit combining well with minerals, toasty oak and wood spice. Intense, poised and with considerable zip here too. Very respectable, should be excellent value. 17 points

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2012 Château Clinet, Pomerol

Château Clinet

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Case of 6 x 75cl £393.60

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2010 Alter Ego, Margaux

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Case of 6 x 75cl £435.60

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Only 6,500-7,000 cases of this 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Merlot will be made in 2010. Gorgeous dark, berry fruit nose. While the alcohol is 14.4% you would never know it. Ripe, concentrated blackcurrant fruit bomb of a wine with a delightful silky texture. Full, long finish with soft tannins and masses of juicy fruit. As titles go, "second wine"...

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2007 Château Rieussec, 1er Cru Sauternes

Château Rieussec

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Case 6 x 75cl £399.60

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Case of 12 x 75cl £871.20

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Image of wine Les Plantiers du Haut Brion, Pessac Léognan
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Produced as a second label from the Haut Brion estates, this cracker of a wine has all of the character and style of its stablemates and is a brilliant entry point to the whites of this wonderful estate. Haut Brion at a fraction of the price- what¿s not to love? Mineral, racy and lovely Graves typicity here. This is beautifully...

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2006 Château Certan de May, Pomerol

Château Certan de May

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2010 Château Clos L'Eglise, Pomerol

Château Clos l'Eglise

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Bottle 75cl £132.60

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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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