If you are already thinking about your Christmas drinking or Christmas presents, or both, you may find these amazing Bordeaux bargains from Tesco Wine by the Case worth taking advantage of. All 5 are from top vintages, 2009 and 2010, can be drunk now but will also keep for several years and at these reduced prices deliver really well on the bang/buck ratio. Obviously, the Château Pichon Comtesse de Lalande is a tad above the average spend per bottle but to give you an idea of the Tesco deal, the next best price we’ve found is £110 a bottle and we have seen it being sold for £249! Perhaps worth sharing a case with friends.
Richard works with Châteaux Sociando-Mallet and Brown so obviously he personally recommends them to you. He also admits to being astonished at the prices they are being sold for here, so there’s a solid endorsement if you needed one.
Château Lilian Ladouys 2010 £12.50 a bottle (£75 a case)
Oodles of fruit, medium-bodied with good length and finish. Usually sells for around £20.
La Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet 2010 £13.00 a bottle (£78 a case)
The second wine of Château Sociando-Mallet, firm but with lush and herby fruit. Usually about £22.
Château Pichon-Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande 2009 £85 a bottle (£510 a case)
Very complex, luscious, elegant and impressive.
Château Fourcas-Dupré 2010 £12 a bottle (£72 a case)
A dependably good Médoc; concentrated, earthy with blackcurrant jam fruit character. RRP
Château Brown 2010 £16 a bottle (£96 a case)
Intense and powerful, classic Graves with good depth of fruit and freshness. Usually sold at between £25-£30.