Bordeaux | 10 reasons to be enticed

There is something magical about Bordeaux, something enchanting, whether you’re a novice or a seasoned enthusiast. Indisputably, its assets are many. A legendary source of globally recognised fine wines, Bordeaux is also a gold mine of diverse and varied vintages. Some of them can be enjoyed when they’re only young. Others become unbeatable with age. Perfect accompaniments for a special meal, these wines make festivities yet more enjoyable when served in bigger bottles. And don’t think these famous wines are beyond your reach – beautiful bottles await you with a price from €10. As you can see, all of these are great reasons to fall for Bordeaux! Discover our buyers’ favourites from this eminent region.

  1. Magnum, Jeroboam, Methuselah: the bigger the bottle, the greater the joy

What could be more festive than a big bottle to spoil your close ones without fear of running out? Quite the classic, a magnum promises a successful dinner. A Château Smith Haut Lafitte, a Château Belle Vue or a Château Haut-Carles are just a few examples. As for double-magnums, Jeroboams and Imperials, they are sure to make your gathering unforgettable. What do we recommend? Château Haut-Brion, Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Margaux for the big names, or  Pavie-Macquin if you’re looking for a gem.

  1. Bordeaux – the true home of cellaring wines

Since the character of red wine needs to rest for a few years in order to harmonise and soften, and since whites become more complex over time, Bordeaux is known for the exceptional longevity of its production. Look ahead and invest in younger vintages to savour in a few years’ time with the superb 2016 and 2017. The Châteaux of Pressac (Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé), Doisy-Daëne (Barsac), Haut-Marbuzet (Saint-Estèphe) or Léoville-Poyferré are bound to inspire you.

  1. A paradise of mature wines

If you’re not feeling patient, or if you don’t (yet) have a cellar in which to let your precious bottles flourish, take a look at some older vintages – there are plenty ready to buy and ready to drink in this sale! Want a few hints and tips? We’re particular fans of the 1998 Château Lynch-Bages and the 1990 Château Chasse-Spleen. What do you think?

  1. The Bordeaux prestige

Grands crus classés from 1855 (Château Mouton-Rothschild), from Graves (Domaine de Chevalier), from Sauternes and Barsac (Château Rieussec), from Saint-Emilion (Château Angelus), Crus Bourgeois (Château Rollan-de-By)… The classifications are many, the prestige enormous. And nobody will begrudge you keeping these bottles in your cellar: the friends with whom you share them will be eternally grateful. And if, by any chance, you decide to sell them on after a few years, these wines are made for aging if you choose the vintage well (see our Vintage Guide) and won’t have lost any of their value.

  1. Agreeable prices and hidden gems

Don’t listen to those who complain about the extortionate price of Bordeaux wines – they haven’t explored iDealwine enough! The range of Bordeaux wines lets you uncover hidden gems at agreeable prices. And the treasure trove that is our website is bursting with such jewels. Our team’s favourites? Château Belle-Vue and Château Bolaire, the full and fruity cuvées from Clos Puy Arnaud as well as the natural wines of Closerie des Moussis.

  1. Bordeaux and its ‘vintage effect’

Sensitive to what we call ‘the vintage effect’ because of its climate, Bordeaux has forged a golden reputation thanks to exceptional vintage years such as 1982, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2010, or even 2015. To share or to keep!

  1. Astute, organic, and biodynamic viticulture

From year to year, Bordeaux continues its journey towards production methods that are more respectful of the environment. You can therefore find on iDealwine not only wines created in a conventional way, but also those considered to be ‘clean’. What is more, some estates have moved towards organic and even biodynamic production. At iDealwine you’ll find names such as Château Ampélia and Château Bastor-Lamontagne.

  1. Reds, whites and sweet wines…take your pick!

Have you got eclectic taste? You’re in the right place! Red, white, and sweet wines promise myriad food pairings. Game, mushrooms, fish, seafood and shellfish, blue cheese, fruit desserts…The world of flavour is your oyster!

  1. A Bordeaux for every occasion

It is true that a bottle of Bordeaux is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser at any event. Whether it’s simply for the weekend, for the upcoming festive season, or maybe you could gift a birthday bottle from a vintage of the same year. Bordeaux undoubtedly offers the archetype of quality wine you can count on.

  1. One final reason to tempt you…

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  1. Wooden cases add charm…

Looking for something an extra? A wooden case adds more charm to your purchase. Your favourite wines can often be found in these elegant cases and once they no longer house a full bottle, they can be used for decoration or as a stylish box to keep things in.t to study the wines offered in this sale one by one, comparing, adjusting and refining the prices. As a bonus, several prices have been reduced for a few days. Don’t let the moment pass you by to welcome these treasures to your cellar.

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