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2010 Bordeaux – ‘The Exceptions’ 1 – Médoc recommendations

By on 13/07/2011

2010 Bordeaux - 'The Exceptions' part 1 - Médoc In the main blog post about the value wines of the 2010 vintage I mentioned the lists we have put togther of the wines which we think offer some of the best value for money, and present the arguments as to why these wines really are worth buying, even if many have been put off buying en primeur by the fact that labels they used to drink are now out of reach.

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2010 Bordeaux – The value is in the exceptions to the rule

By on 13/07/2011

Following all the publicity surrounding high prices, you might be forgiven for thinking that there is no real value in 2010 Bordeaux. We think there are good reasons why well-chosen Bordeaux can still offer some of the best value available in the wine world, and that there are plenty of wines still worth buying en primeur if you are just looking for solid drinking value.

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2010 Bordeaux – Here come the Firsts – Ausone, Mouton, Haut Brion, Ausone, Cheval Blanc, Yquem

By on 01/07/2011

We can now offer very limited stocks of Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Chateau Haut Brion, both at £7800 per case. Available in six, and three-bottle cases as well as full dozens. Other sizes to order. We can also offer very limited volumes of Alain Vauthier's rarissimo Chateau Ausone, at £13,200, which, well if you can afford it, it is one of the truly great wines.

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2010 Bordeaux – Troplong Mondot

By on 28/06/2011

Château Troplong Mondot's 2010 is definitely a wine which reflects the extreme ripeness of the vintage, but also befits from the rigour and balance of the year too. Robert Parker has described it as 'An amazing wine' and 'Just prodigious! ', while Tim Atkin descibes 'a big wine with surprising elegance and finesse'.

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2010 Bordeaux – Palmer, La Mondotte

By on 28/06/2011

This morning has seen the release of another of the two big names, one from each side of the river. Stephan von Neipperg's super-cuvée Saint Emilion La Mondotte, which I was unsure about, while recognising its impressiveness. As predicted this was much loved by the American critics but also by Brits Neal Martin ('Mellifluous on the finish.

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2010 Bordeaux – Papa was a Rolling Caillou

By on 27/06/2011

Bruno Borie has decided to wait until virtually all the Bordeaux offices are shut before releasing Château Ducru Beaucaillou (£1750) and its 'definitely not the second wine but another good Saint Julien of cru classé quality'. Like Clos du Marquis (offered last week) Croix de Beaucaillou (£395) is a wine from a distinct vineyard rather than a 'second wine'.

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