Bordeaux: What you need to know!

There are some key alliances in everyone’s mind so it never needs further introduction nor explanation. For instance, Tintin & Milou, Fish & Chips, even Cheese & Wine with the ultimate duo for all wine lovers: Red Wine and Bordeaux. By far, the most known of all the French wine regions and maybe in the world, Bordeaux remains the greatest wine temple with its flagship varietals Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Regardless of the 57 key appellations across Bordeaux that include Haut Medoc, St Emilion, Margaux, St Estephe among others, Bordeaux has something to offer to every palate. By the way, this region which is the second most visited of France, produces over 6 million hectolitres of wine per year ranging from the ultra-premium (like Chateau Lafite and Chateau Latour) to everyday wine classifications like Bordeaux Supérieur. Now, it’s understandable that with such an enormous number of options available, the process of finding the best red Bordeaux require the assistance of our wine experts… Here is a shortlist of some of our favorite Red Bordeaux to suit every taste and budget!

Michel Lynch 2017

Combination of richness and roundness from left and right banks

Château Du Cartillon 2013

Light and pleasant style with aromas of red and black fruits

Château De Birot 2010

A nice texture and sublte tannins makes the palate agreeable

Alter Ego De Palmer 2010

Big, rich and loaded with fruit and texture

Château Tour Saint Christophe 2015

Evolution of roundness and chalky side

Ségla 2008 150 CL

A very nice mid-palate velvety and relatively tannic

Château Lagrange 2011

Oaky wine, full-bodied & highly extracted

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou 2006

Medium to full body, a velvety mouthfeel and outstanding density