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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 £17.00

Case of 12 £203.98

Bottle 37.5cl

Case of 12 £97.56

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2010 Le Petit Haut Lafitte, Cru Classé Pessac Léognan

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2012 Château Rahoul, White

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2014 Château Grand Village Blanc, Bordeaux Blanc

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A very sophisticated Grand Village blanc. Really impressive. Plenty of concentration and intensity yet fresh, lively and vibrant. Driving mineral core and an impressively long finish. This offers astonishing value.

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1996 Château Les Hautes Conseillants,Lalande de Pomerol

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1999 Château Les Hautes Conseillants,Lalande de Pomerol

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Bottle 75cl £19.60

Case of 12 £235.18

Imperial 600cl

Single bottle£164.78

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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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2010 Château Capbern Gasqueton, Saint-Estèphe

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Very bright red currant fruit aromas with lots of hidden depth. The palate is medium bodied and tightly structured with a core of attractive, sweet fruit, and a refreshing, energetic acidity. A mineral dimension on the finish, with hints of tobacco, are a promising sign of things to come. A classic style, it will be delicious in a few years....

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2012 Château Roc de Cambes, Côtes de Bourg

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2016 Château Grand Village Blanc, Bordeaux Blanc

Château Grand Village

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Score: 17

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2013 Château Climens, 1er Cru Barsac

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2009 Château Capbern Gasqueton, Saint-Estèphe

Château Calon Segur

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Juicy fruits and a breezy, lifted style on the nose, on the palate there is natural balance and ripe, fine tannins. This is easy and classic in the best sense of the word, a good middle-weight that is impossible to dislike. This shows admirable precision and is excellent value. Drink 2015-2025. 16

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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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