Far away from clichés, it is important for us to have Bordeaux only fixed-price sales. The idea is to put forward the richness and diversity of this region, its capacity to offer an exceptional quality at very reasonable prices, through top wines but also real treasures which definitely deserve your attention.
Controversial Bordeaux gathers both fans and antis, including “Bordeaux-bashing”. At iDealwine also, anti and pro-Bordeaux often have strong debates! However, some cuvées succeed in reconciling our whole team, underlining the talent of the winemakers who produced them.
We are fully committed to finding the best bottles from this region, without forgetting the great classified wines, for which demand is inexhaustible, but also less well-known bottles. Despite their excellent value for money, some of them suffer from the idea that Bordeaux wines are unaffordable. So, we have decided to take in charge your discovery of Bordeaux’s diversity and richness, able to seduce all types of wine lovers even (and above all ) the cross ones.
Let’s begin with the grands crus classés of both banks, Bordeaux’s true showcase. From the right bank, finally fall for a mythical name, why not Petrus, Ausone, Le Pin, Cheval Blanc, Tertre Roteboeuf, Pavie-Macquin, Clinet or La Dominique. From the left bank, you will find all the classic Médoc (Lafite, Léoville Las Cases, Montrose, Cos d’Estournel) and Pessac-Léognan (Haut-Brion, Smith Haut Lafitte, La Mission Haut-Brion, Pape Clément, Domaine de Chevalier). If you are looking for mature vintages, you will find Petrus 2009, several bottles from 2006 (Château Haut-Bergey, Domaine de l’A, Phélan Ségur, Clos du Marquis, Haut-Condissas, Rauzan Ségla, Branaire Ducru, Malartic-Lagravière, La Dominique, Pontet Canet, Pape Clément), 2007, 2008 and 2009.
For more reasonable prices, Crus Bourgeois are great alternatives, especially when they bear beautiful names like Chasse-Spleen, Poujeaux, Haut-Marbuzet, Du Taillan, Pibran, Tour-Haut-Caussan or Greysac. Another tip to approach grands crus classés without spending too much money is to turn to second wines (Petit Figeac, Les Hauts de Pontet-Canet, Les Carruades de Lafite Rothschild, Les Tourelles of Longueville, Clarence of Haut-Brion).
You will also find in the catalogue, wines with a balance between finesse and power that is less usual for Bordeaux: Pontet-Canet, Haut-Carles, Clos Puy Arnaud, Domaine de l’A.
Bordeaux also has its fair share of wines perfect for aperitifs, tapas or charcuterie dinners. Light, fruity and easy wine amateurs will love these! Wines, you better plan to have several bottles of. If you like such wines, we advise you to taste Cuvée Pervenche, Cuvée Bistrot or Le Clos Puy Arnaud.
Concerning dry white wines, choice is yours with lovely Pessac-Léognan bottles: La Mission Haut-Brion, Haut-Bergey, Fieuzal and Carbonnieux (2006). Finally, sweet wine lovers should go for Château d’Yquem 2009, Fargues, Climens, Clos Haut Peyraguey, La Tour Blanche, Nairac or Raymond Lafon. The dream, in a way. Taste sweet wines with Asian food or blue cheeses, for example, the pairing is unusual but absolutely delightful!
Wishing you a pleasant shopping!
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