Bordeaux happens to be the biggest source in the world of top-rated quality wines. But a Bordeaux wine is associated with costing a couple of Euros or dollars, while other can cost thousands for one bottle. In Bordeaux you are able to find some of the ultimate luxuries when it comes to wines along with a number of good value choices.
Bordeaux is the home to an extensive array of wines that range from value-for money and cheap red wines onto legendary “first growths” and the super-expensive types. Merlot and cabernet sauvignon happen to be the key-grapes in this area. However, in most cases the Bordeaux reds happen to be blends of the merlot and cabernet sauvignon along with a small selection of the other varieties like the petit verdot and cabernet franc. The Bordeaux reds are also referred to as claret. Below is a list of the top Bordeaux red wine’s that include splash-the-cash bottles onto value-for money choices.
- 2002 Château PotensacMédoc- £26.90
This particular Bordeaux wine is not cheap, but all the good Bordeaux’s are expensive. This is a delicious wine that features a fine spiciness, slightly earthy, savoury and mature with a tasty plum fruit and cherry flavour. With an alcohol content of 12.5% this the type of wine that onloy gets better with age.
- 2009 Château Greysac, Majestic £14.99
With an alcohol content of 13%, this Bordeaux wine features savory, spice and minerals that have evolved very nicely after 7 years in a bottle. This very drinkable claret is the type of wine that truly delights the traditionalists.
- 2012 Asda Extra Special Bordeaux Château Roberperots, Asda £7.25
This is one of the more affordable claret’s which is spicy, and deliciously juicy. With an alcohol content of 12%, the wine features a few stony notes and red berries. Ready-to-enjoy, this is a well rounded and appealing Bordeaux.
- Tanners Claret NV £8.40
The Tanners Claret features an alcohol content of 13% and consists of a blend of various vintages. This solid claret is drinkable and fresh and considered one of the more classic Bordeaux’s. You can expect a slightly chalky edge with this attractive supple wine that features blackcurrants and juicy cherry flavours.
- 2012 Château La Croix TailleferPomerol £24.99
This classical pomerol is regarded as a real tasty treat. This wine features a complexity that is grippy and fresh with blackberry and juicy plum along with the slightest hint of black cherries. The wine is ready to enjoy now but will continue to improve if you leave it for a couple of years.
- 2009 The Society’s Exhibition Pomerol 2009 £17
Pomeral happens to be a high-prestige yet small sub-region of Bordeaux. This is an area that specializes in the merlot grapes. This Bordeaux wine is a taut and classy wine focused on a chalky, mineral edge combined with blackberries and sweet black cherries.
- 2014 Marks & Spencer Haut-Vignoble
This Bordeaux wine is derived from the Entre-Deux-Mers sub-region. This bright, juicy and fresh wine features a sappy, green edge along plum fruit and cherries. It’s very fruity and ready to drink.