This property in St Estephe is owned and run by the team behind Cos Labory. This is soft and drinking very well with typical Claret elegance and understatement and has lovely gamey notes.
Bright, ruby red in colour with cassis and licorice on the nose. The tannins are firm but not over powering leaving a vibrant persistent finish.
This 4eme Grand Cru Classe can be inconsistent in lesser years, but has come up trumps in '05. Rounded and supple with opulent tannins, this is a fantastic wine for those blessed with a little patience, as it should be opening up nicely by 2012. Parker Po
Excellent 2eme cru property which has really come on in the last decade or so, paying extra care both in the vineyard and the winery to produce a supple, velvety wine which delivers all the opulence you want from great Bordeaux. This vintage has produced
From the same team as the legendary Ausone, this is an impressive and early drinking Claret. Mostly Merlot as you would expect from St. Emilion, with some Cabernet, Petit Verdot and Carmenere. Plenty of plums and smoky black fruits.
That rarest of things - emminently drinkable Claret for just over £10!
Fleshy, robust and well balanced with delicious liquorice aromas. This is a really fantastic claret and loads of value for money.
This is a great Claret with the whole package - good fruit, good acidity, good length and good potential for the next few years. If you can resist...
Soft, ripe Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend with a smoky, gamey edge and velvet tannins.
This estate has been transformed in the last decade and is now producing some sensational wines. Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Merlot (35%) and Cab Franc - dense with wild berrries, rich spice and long finish.
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Cabernet Franc make this medium-bodied and fruity wine that would be great for roast beef with all the family, but you'll need more than one bottle!
A large Cru Bourgeois estate in the Medoc, Cabernet dominated with a rich blackcurrant and spice, a great value claret.
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A predoninantly Merlot dominated Claret, this wine is medium bodied with soft, supple raspberry fruit flavours. It is on the more savoury side of Bordeaux and has a really lovely warming spice to the finish.
The appellation Lussac is a Saint Emilio satellite and this estate is owned by the proprietors of Chateau Ausone.
This Chateau is a model of the Pauillac style, made with grapes from some of the finest vineyards in the Medoc. Under the same ownership as Lafon-Rochet, this 5eme Grand Cru Classe has reached a real peak in 2005. Big and powerful with dense, supple tann
A well known Bordeaux wine estate, if you're looking for reliability then you can't really go wrong with this estate.
Dominated by Merlot (80%), this wine is unusual in having a small percentage of very old vine Carmenere in the blend. Hand picked and made it is in a big, powerful style with meaty fruit.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc make up an unusually high 40% of the plantings at this Pomerol Chateau, but 2005 was perhaps not perfect for the Cab Franc, so Merlot dominates this wine. Elegant yet energetic, it shows immense poise and balance and