Tag Archives: cru bourgeois

Bordeaux 2010 New Release: Potensac

Always a wine to punch considerably above its classification-weight, Château Potensac greatly impressed us this year when tasted alongside its “bigger” siblings of Clos du Marquis and Léoville-Las-Cases. Excellent value for money, this is a perfect wine for lovers of classically-styled claret. 2010 Château Potensac, Cru Bourgeois Médoc £177 per case of 12 bottles in bond […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: Chasse Spleen & Paveil de Luze

Today was a quieter day than anticipated, but we have two new releases this afternoon, both Cru Bourgeois and both offering great value. Chasse-Spleen is always popular with Lay & Wheeler customers, performing considerably above its classification in most vintages – 2010 being no exception. 2010 Château Chasse-Spleen, Cru Bourgeois Moulis £216  per case of […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Releases: Beychevelle & Cantemerle

A small flurry of activity this morning, as we see two popular properties release their prices – Châteaux Cantemerle and Beychevelle. Always tremendous value for money, Cantemerle was one of the many Crus Bourgeois that impressed us this year. 2010 Château Cantemerle, Cru Classé Haut-Médoc £248 per case of 12 bottles in bond On the […]

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Bordeaux 2010 New Release: Charmail

A perennial favourite of ours, Charmail has once again performed brilliantly in this vintage. Described by Robert Parker as “one of the most powerful, rich wines I have ever tasted from this over-achieving estate in the northern sector of the Medoc”, this is a must-buy for any lover of classic claret and excellent value too. […]

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Bordeaux 2010: Value and Style

While it’s always a waiting game at this stage of any Bordeaux campaign, there has been a slow trickle of Crus Bourgeois releasing their prices over recent weeks, including the excellent Château d’Agassac today. When commenting on the vintage, all of us in the wine trade can tend to focus a little too heavily on the relatively […]

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Caronne-St-Gemme – now released

We were fortunate enough to stay for a few days at Château Caronne-St-Gemme during our time at Bordeaux.  Overlooking its vineyards and backing onto beautiful, bird-filled woodland, the location of the Château made a peaceful home-away-from-home for us during the somewhat hectic en primeur tastings. We tasted the 2010 Caronne-St-Gemme several times, both at the […]

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Bordeaux 2010 – First Releases

During our tastings of the 2010 en primeur Bordeaux, we were greatly impressed by the sheer quality of the wines across the board, from the heights of the First Growths to the more attainable levels of the Cru Bourgeois and lesser known Châteaux. This was a vintage where careful winemaking and patience paid dividends and […]

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