I have been to Bordeaux at least once a year for the last 20 years and still get excited at driving around the ring road and taking the D2 the Route du Medoc knowing I will be passing all those famous names that most people only see on a label. Chateau Palmer, Chateaux Pichon Baron and Comtesse, Chateau d’Issan, Chateau Beychevelle and Chateau Cos d’Estournel are all beside the road so that any poor wine merchant can stop and wistfully stare through the metal gates.
Fortunately I have also been invited inside many as my photo gallery shows and been able to take part in vertical and horizontal tastings that really prove to the mind and palate the variance that vintage and terroir can make.
But Bordeaux is not just about the great Chateaux as much enjoyment can be gained in getting to know the lesser lights of Bourg and Blaye and the satellites of Lalande, Lussac and Puisseguin.
Our Bordeaux list is an eclectic mix of the known and unknown.Something to suit every palate and pocket…..and if we haven’t got it we can probably get it in a few days.
Wine of the Month
Chateau Le Gris 2009
Our new “house claret” is a Merlot dominated petit-chateaux from the excellent 2009 vintage. Enough tannins to satisfy yet already sufficiently round to drink immediately.
Bound to be popular at only £7.50
N.B. Fabulous Cru Bourgeois wines of the 2009 vintage now arriving…………don’t miss them.