Bordeaux's reds, known as 'claret' to the British, have been favoured on these shores for centuries. And the good news is quality has never been better - as you'll find in this expertly-chosen 12-bottle showcase.
Alc vol:12.50% | Line no:671804 This ripe and fleshy Médoc has plenty of fruits of the forest flavours, with a delicate, perfumed aroma and a smooth-textured palate offering subtle savoury, spicy notes. A light touch of oak adds a bit of structure, but this wine is enormously juicy and approachable. It’s a stylish and elegant partner for roasts or the cheeseboard.
Alc vol:13.50% | Line no:417872 Owned by the Bénillan family for six generations, this is a small property with
a traditional approach to winemaking. The current owner, Céline Bénillan, creates this wine, which is full of soft bramble fruit character with gentle toastiness from oak ageing. Pair with a Sunday roast, gourmet sausages or pan-fried duck breast.
Alc vol:13.00% | Line no:609859 Located to the northeast of Bordeaux, the well-regarded Saint-Émilion vineyards overlook the Dordogne river and are an officially recognised Unesco World Heritage Site. This is a juicy Merlot-based blend from the small commune of Puisseguin, which offers great value. This wine is a
perfect match for a chicken casserole.
Alc vol:13.50% | Line no:627469 An excellent-value, soft-textured claret from the Montagne Saint-Émilion
region produced by the highly regarded négociant house of Dourthe.
Flavours of ripe blueberry and blackberry fruit combine with savoury cedar
notes in this wine, to great effect. Grilled red meats with caramelised roasted
vegetables would be a fantastic match.
Alc vol:13.50% | Line no:779967 Château Saint-Sauveur is located 37 miles east of Bordeaux, in the commune of Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps, on the right bank of the Dordogne river. With 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a classic Bordeaux cuvée full of blackberry fruit character with a light touch of spice from half of the wine being aged in oak barrels.
Alc vol:13.00% | Line no:428917 A delicious Saint-Estèphe that punches well above its weight. Ripe and elegant with structure and poise, this superb wine has good breadth of berry fruits on the nose, with lifted coffee and cedar wood notes. The palate has a firm, dark berry core with suggestions of cinnamon and black pepper bound together by fine, supple tannins.
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