2015 Bordeaux – Clerc Milon, Ferri猫re, Haut Bages Liberal, Clos de Marquis & Grand Mayne

by David Porter


A sunny start in London is matched by a surge of activity in Bordeaux with releases of some good wines this morning, they’re coming thick and fast now. Amongst these are some of聽the more interesting wines that we tasted during ‘primeur week’ in Bordeaux.

The headline release聽is probably Ch芒teau Clerc Milon from the Rothschilds of Mouton.聽This is a really impressive wine in 2015, possibly their best yet and certainly a close match for the sublime 2010. It is, however, more expensive than we would have hoped.聽The Euro release price is 30% up on the 2014, but the wine is super and with great interest from the Far-East in this stable – we think this is justifiable and well worth a聽look. It will certainly not disappoint drinkers this is聽one of the great successes in 2015.

As ever we聽were hugely impressed by the wines from the聽dynamic Claire Villars,聽who makes beautifully crafted, real wines that are just so good to drink. Ch芒teau Ferri猫re in Margaux was undoubtedly the pick of the bunch this year and聽offers really well-priced top quality claret for drinkers.聽More than 拢100 less per case than Clos du Marquis –聽Ferri猫re knocks it into a cocked hat in 2015.聽This is聽well worth considering en primeur to keep the cellar stocked up with good,聽reliable聽drinking wine that simply over-delivers.

These are among a number of releases today – you can stay up to date with all the latest 聽#Bdx15 on our Recent Releases Page .