The best value Bordeaux for drinking this autumn

Bordeaux is the heart of the fine wine world, but it is accessible to every kind of wine lover, not just those with deep pockets! Producing delicious whites as well as the traditional red clarets, there is so much to discover when looking beyond the big names. Here we have selected three reds and one white, all under £25.00 per bottle, which show the brilliance that new winemakers, underrated regions and lesser known chateaux can offer at an accessible price point. With thanks to the CIVB for their support.

2019 Ch Maine Gazin Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux - 6x75cl

  • Red
  • 2021 - 2029
  • Château Maine Gazin
  • 6x75cl
  • Côtes de blaye, Red Bordeaux
  • Available Now
Pricing
£45.36 In Bond £70.50 Duty Paid inc VAT
  • Goedhuis, May 2022

    This charming 7.5 hectare estate situated on the Right Bank of Bordeaux within the commune of Blaye is a fine example Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, showing plush, darkly sweet Merlot fruits, with striking body from Petit Verdot and a lively, rewarding freshness on the finish, highlighting the overall appeal of this hugely successful Bordeaux vintage.

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2018 Vieux Ch Saint André Montagne St Emilion - 6x75cl

  • Red
  • 2022 - 2036
  • Vieux Ch St André
  • 6x75cl
  • Montagne st emilion, Red Bordeaux
  • Available Now
Pricing
£101.61 In Bond £138.00 Duty Paid inc VAT
  • Goedhuis, September 2022

    A real winner from Jeff and Jean-Claude Berrouet. The scent of juicy red plums and berries is lifted by elegantly integrated floral notes. The palate shows a bright, fine tannic structure and a lovely richness of fruit, with spice, dark and red plums persisting in the beautifully long finish.

  • Vinous, March 2021, Score: 91

    The 2018 Vieux Château Saint André is owned by the Berrouet family, of course, synonymous with Petrus. It has a lovely nose of lilting red berry fruit and a light saline influence, hints of orange blossom emerging with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and very well-judged acidity. This Montagne Saint-Émilion has a bit of bite, especially on the tensile finish. Berrouet’s magic touch shows here. Neal Martin

  • Decanter, March 2021, Score: 90

    There is both juice and freshness on display here, and the wine opens in the glass effortlessly without trying too hard. The floral side to the fruit also comes out after a minute or two, adding a sense of lightness to the clear power and concentration in the mid palate. It's enjoyable and one to look out for. From the home estate of Jean Claude Berrouet and vinified by his son Jeff. Jane Anson.

  • Jane Anson, July 2021, Score: 92

    Jean-Claude Berrouet's home estate, with the talented Jeff Berrouet working alongside his father. Montagne is an appellation that was well-placed to deliver in the dry summer of 2018, and this really is one to look out for, as good as the exceptional 2016 from the property. Redcurrant and blackberry fruits, studded with cracked pepper, tobacco, black tea and cardamom. Thoroughly enjoyable, even more so after a good few hours in a carafe. 20% new oak. Drink from 2022-2034.

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2015 Ch Lanessan Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc - 6x75cl

  • Red
  • 2021 - 2029
  • Château Lanessan
  • 6x75cl
  • Haut-médoc, Red Bordeaux
  • Available Now
Pricing
£80.36 In Bond £112.50 Duty Paid inc VAT
  • Goedhuis, April 2016, Score: 91-93

    This striking château sits on the horizon as you enter St Julien and always makes a very rewarding style of wine. This has volume and body, with stacks of aromatic dark berry fruit flavours. Sweet, long and luscious on the finish.

  • Neal Martin, July 2019, Score: 89+

    The 2015 Lanessan offers black plum, smoke and cedar on the nose. Clean and correct, it is maybe just lacking the flair I was hoping for. The palate is medium-bodied with blackberry and raspberry fruit. The tannins are a little firm at the moment but with decent length. Give this three or four years. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.

  • Neal Martin, April 2016, Score: 90-92

    The 2015 Lanessan has quite a punchy, fruit-driven bouquet with well-integrated oak, a Lanessan with more sense of purpose than I have found in recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with fine blackberry and raspberry fruit, fine tannin, leading to a smooth and harmonious finish, which lingers nicely in the mouth. You know, this is the best Lanessan for a long time, perchance because Mon. De Bouard is consulting?

  • Antonio Galloni, April 2016, Score: 86-88

    The 2015 Lanessan is an attractive, mid-weight wine that will drink well upon release. Dark red cherry, plum and sweet floral notes add to the wine's open-knit personality and considerable appeal. Tasted two times.

  • James Suckling, April 2016, Score: 92-93

    Blackberry and black licorice aromas and flavors. Full body, chewy tannins and bright acidity. Impressive concentration for the vintage. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 4% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc.

  • Decanter, April 2016, Score: 88

    Floral nose and good firmness and depth. This wine is always slow to start and will develop well.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2016, Score: 16.5

    Light crimson. Not very expressive on the nose. Very brisk indeed. Glossy fruit. Could be quite a charmer in the short term. GV? Drink 2019-2026

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