Bordeaux wine selection

Good Wine from Bordeaux at an Affordable Price

£900 for a bottle of Château Latour 2010? Well yes, that’s expensive! But such wild prices are only achieved by a handful of the region’s better known properties. There are literally hundreds of other properties in Bordeaux producing good wine at much more modest prices. And it’s a region that is very much in form at the moment.

Standards of viticulture and wine-making have never been higher. Every year, the Bordeaux producers invite a panel of UK specialists to draw up a list of quality red, white and rosé wines retailing at less than £20 a bottle. Good Wine Tours directors, Sandy Leckie and Vivienne Franks are members of this panel.

Here is a taster of the Everyday Bordeaux Selection 2015: wines priced between £6 and £20, tasted by some of our country’s most passionate wine tutors. These good value wines will delight your palate and let you explore the world of Bordeaux inexpensively.

Château Barreyres 2011Bordeaux Wine SelectionChâteau Barreyres 2011

Juicy ripe fruit, backed up by classic, lightly herbal Médoc aromas. Mature, mellow and now drinking beautifully.

Colour : Red
Appellation : Haut-Médoc
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Tasting Note : Powerful And Intense
Price Range : £10 – £15
Stockist : Sainsbury’s,


Calvet ReserveCalvet Réserve 2012

Traditional style Bordeaux with oaky, spicy character. Plenty of flavour, for current drinking.

Colour : Red
Appellation : Bordeaux
Grape varieties: Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Note : Supple And Fruity
Price Range : £6 – £10
Stockist : Waitrose,

Le BernetChâteau Le Bernet 2014

Ripe, refreshing, white peach characters. Flavoursome, zesty and highly appetising.

Colour : Dry White
Appellation : Graves
Grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon
Tasting Note : Structured And Generous
Price Range : £6 – £10
Stockist : Sainsbury’s,

Waitrose Sauternes in partnership with Château Suduiraut 37.5cl 2009

Honeyed with candied orange and pineapple fruit. Luscious, beautiful and supremely balanced. Fine example of the generous 2009 vintage.
Colour : Sweet White
Appellation : Sauternes
Grape varieties: Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting Note : Unctuous And Intense
Price Range : £15 – £20
Stockist : Waitrose,


To see all of the recommendations for this year,  visit the Bordeaux producers website –
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