2010 Bordeaux – Figeac, Clos L’Eglise, Église Clinet, La Mission – and Uncle Tom Cobley and all

by Charles Lea

Lots of wines hitting the market today, we need to know who wants what so get you orders in please. Lafite and Carruades first tranche is out, but the Bordeaux trade is having a bit of a think about thent one – many will sit on it a bit longer, probably, and offer funny deals linked to Rieussec. La Mission Haut Brion is out at £7000 – let us know as soon as possible in this one. La Chapelle de La Mission and its white equivalent the Clarté de Haut Brion are also available in limited volumes.

We then have two top Pomerols, Clos L’Église from Helene Garcin, and the astonishing Chateau L’Église Clinet of Denis Durantou. Our customers will know that I regard l’Église Clinet as the Pomerol of choice, and with its up to 100 rating from Parker – we may have a limited quantity to offer at £3500 so do ask now.

Chateau Figeac, with its high Cabernet content, is the most Médocain of all Saint Emilions and the one for which the 2010 vintage was simply perfect.

We also have a very limited release of Beauséjour Duffau Lagarosse, another potential 100 pointer from Parker, at £2200. This property only produces about 700 cases a year.