Over the course of August we are diving deep into one of our favourite, if often a little misunderstood regions, Bordeaux. We’ll be hand-picking our top value finds for Claret lovers; sharing our latest market insights; recommending our top vintage picks for collectors and drinkers alike, and more. Plus of course, there will be excellent bargains to be found.
Edit 1: Best Value Bordeaux
Bordeaux boasts distinguished names such as Petrus and Lafite, which never lose their high-demand status despite increasingly eye-watering price-tags. But First Growths and big hitters aside, there is tremendous value to be found if you know where to look. In fact, it’s the sheer breadth of wines that offer an exceptional quality to price point ratio from Bordeaux’s 100,000 hectares that really makes us fall (albeit unfashionably) in love with the area, time and time again.
Edit 2: Dynamic St-Emilion
Saint-Emilion is one of our favourite appellations. With a rich and long history of producing very seductive wines, here Bordeaux lovers seek more fruit-forward bottles in comparison to the Medoc and Graves. Its size (there are over 800 producers) means there are exceptionally well-priced wines to be found as well as plenty of stylistic variety, whether seeking bold and opulent wines or something a little more elegant and finessed.
Edit 3: Best of 2020
In the final edit of our Bordeaux Month in Focus we are looking at a superb selection of wines from the 2020 vintage, spanning across every major appellation and at every price point. This includes Super-Second stalwarts such as Cos d’Estournel, Leoville Las Cases and Ducru Beaucaillou; Right Bank heavyweights La Mondotte and Pavie Macquin; and our fantastically affordable, perfect-for-drinking cellar-stockers like Chateau Beaumont and La Chenade.