2013 Bordeaux 23/04 – Grand Puy Lacoste, Haut Batailley, Canon la Gaffelière, Malartic-Lagravière

by Charles Lea

2013 Grand Puy Lacoste (£340) was voted one of the best value wines in a poll around the wine trade before the campaign began this year, but at around this price there are several mature and drinkable vintages around the market so this seems to have been a bit premature. Even so, in terms of bang for buck this remains one of the solid values of the Bordeaux scene, as does its stablemate Haut Batailley (£235), and its second wine Lacoste Borie (£155), so well done to Xavier Borie and his team for the wines even if we don’t love the pricing relative to mature vintages.

other wines out today include:-

2013 CHÂTEAU MALARTIC LAGRAVIÈRE Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan (£240)

2013 CHÂTEAU MARQUIS DE TERME 4ème Cru Classé Margaux (£235)

2013 CHÂTEAU LAFON ROCHET 4ème Cru Classé Saint Estèphe (£235)

2013 CHÂTEAU CANON LA GAFFELIÈRE Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion (£410)

2013 CLOS FOURTET 1er Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion (£480)

2013 CHÂTEAU LA MONDOTTE Saint Emilion (£1090)

2013 CLOS DE L’ORATOIRE Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion (£215)