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2009 Bordeaux, Chateau Gillet

2009 Bordeaux, Chateau Gillet

Château Gillet 2009, AOC Bordeaux (M&S, £5.99) A great year such as 2009 transforms even bog-standard claret like this into something quite palatable. Merlot-dominated with sweet, plummy fruit – slightly clunky but perfectly...

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Château Cheval Blanc

Château Cheval Blanc

Château Cheval Blanc (French for “Castle White Horse”), is a wine producer in Saint-Émilion in the Bordeaux wine region of France. Its wine is one of only two to receive the highest rank of Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) status in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine of 1955, along with Château Ausone. The estate’s second wine is named Le Petit...

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Château Haut-Brion

Château Haut-Brion

After falling into a state of disrepair the estate was purchased in 1935 by Clarence Dillon, an American financier, since when it has enjoyed a steady and continual resurgence to a position of pre-eminence. Vines have been cultivated here for at least six centuries, in a vineyard once surrounded by pasture and parkland, now by suburban houses. Despite the encroaching reality of the 21st century, within the walls of the Haut-Brion there lies...

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Château Pétrus

Château Pétrus

Pétrus is a Bordeaux wine estate located in the Pomerol appellation near its eastern border to Saint-Émilion. An estate of limited size, it produces a limited production red wine almost entirely from Merlot grapes, on occasion with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, and produces no second wine. The estate belongs to the family of the Libourne wine merchant JP...

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Château de Beaucastel

Château de Beaucastel

Chateau Beaucastel has been run by several generations of the Perrin family, beginning with the late Jacques Perrin (who died in 1978), then the brothers Jean-Pierre and Francois, and now their sons Thomas, Marc, Pierre, and Mathieu. The Perrins own an impressive portfolio of wines, from the extraordinary values, to the top-end world classics, including a sizeable operation under the  Perrin et Fils label, as well as the well-priced...

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Château La tour

Château La tour

Château Latour is a French wine estate, rated as a First Growth under the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. Latour lies at the very southeastern tip of the commune of Pauillac in the Médoc region to the north-west of Bordeaux, at its border with Saint-Julien, and only a few hundred metres from the banks of the Gironde estuary. The estate produces three red wines in all. In addition to its Grand vin, Latour has also produced...

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Château Le Pin

Château Le Pin

Château Le Pin, or simply Le Pin, is an unclassed Bordeaux wine from the appellation Pomerol. The unusually small estate is located on the Right Bank of France’s Gironde estuary in the commune of Pomerol near the hamlet of Catusseau, and its wine is periodically one of the world’s most expensive red...

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Château Ausone

Château Ausone

Château Ausone, close to the village of Saint-Emilion, is an estate steeped in prestige. The wines of Château Ausone are highly sought-after and for good reason. With a total of only seven hectares of low-yielding vineyards, precariously perched on Saint-Emilion’s limestone plateau, demand is understandably high. Château Ausone is  one of only two wines, along with Château Cheval Blanc, to be ranked Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) in...

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