2016 Bordeaux – Fill your cellar for under £250 a case

by Edward Richardson

Who says all Bordeaux is overpriced?

We sample a staggering number of wines during the tastings of en primeur week and there is always a treasure trove of beautifully made and very well priced options.

There are particularly rich pickings in a vintage with the quality and consistency of 2016. The * Fill your cellar for under £250 a dozen * list is our pick of the bunch. It is full of fantastic bargains so it couldn’t be easier for you to re-stock your cellar – £2k could easily get you 10 cases of superb claret that will bring huge amounts of pleasure in the years ahead.

If we had to pick our 10 favourites from the longer list, we’d go for these (but there has been spirited discussion about what should go in here) – 12 bottles of each comes to £1960, or an average of £13.61 per bottle in bond.

CLOS MANOU (£175/12)

CHÂTEAU LE CROCK (£200/12)

CHÂTEAU CAPBERN  (£170/12)

2016 CHÂTEAU LES ORMES DE PEZ (£250/12)

FIEFS DE LAGRANGE  at (£210/12)

CHÂTEAU LABÉGORCE  at (£240/12)

CHÂTEAU LE THIL (£210/12)

CHÂTEAU LA MAURIANE (£130/12)

CHÂTEAU LES CRUZELLES (£200/12)

CHÂTEAU MONTLANDRIE (£175/12)

Don’t forget that all wines can be ordered in halves, magnums and double magnums etc. (subject to bottling charges) as long as these are offered by the property.

You can view our long list of 38 wines up to £250 a dozen, all of which deserve consideration, here.

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